How to Prepare For Your First Yoga Session

Welcome to Yoga.

Although the word, “yoga” is a household name, it can be intimidating to walk into your first class. Yes, there is etiquette just like any gym or club. However, yoga is a bit different. Here, we will guide and welcome you to your first yoga class here at Yoga House!

how to prepare for your first yoga class at Yoga House in western colorado

Choose Your Class

One of Yoga Houses’ core values is to make yoga available to everyone! There are a variety of classes geared towards the new yogi, like the Refine & Align class; to the more experienced yogi, like the Power Yoga class; and everything in between. In the future, there will be workshops to focus on certain skills like balance and inversions; as well as series which will span over two to four weeks working to learn specific things. Check out our classes now and see which one you’d like to take!

Check the Schedule, Then Sign Up

We are fortunate to have several contracted yoga instructors from our community. Since many things change over the course of time, our classes schedules will vary from month to month. After you discover which class you’re interested in, pop over to our calendar to see when they’re held.

There are two ways to sign up for classes. The first way is the old fashioned way is to just show up at the studio 10-15 minutes early. You will need to sign a release of liability and pay for the class.

The second option offers a more robust way to pay for classes from any of your devices at any time of day, e-sign the release of liability, automatically renew memberships, receive the email newsletter and special offers, as well as see the calendar in real time, and pre-register for classes as there is limited class space. Click here to create your account now!

  • Choose Your Class – Discover the many classes at Yoga House

  • Check the Schedule – There are many days and times to choose from!

  • Sign Up – Create an account to manage classes and more!

  • Arrive Early – Doors will close on the hour so classes stay on time!

  • Remove Shoes – Keep the studio clean & stow away your things

  • Mentally Engage – Roll out your mat and set your intentions for class

Remove Your Shoes

We practice yoga barefoot, but why do we need to remove our shoes before proceeding into the studio proper? The foremost reason is to keep the studio floor clean and provide a clean environment to practice. Our shoes pick up some nasty things and studies have even shown germs can transmit diseases! Removing shoes at the door is an ancient eastern tradition and a sign of respect.

Make it part of your ritual upon arrival to remove your shoes after entering Yoga House. Immediately to the right of the door we have bench cubbies where you can sit down and stow your shoes, and other personal items after you enter the studio.

Mentally Engage

After you arrive, have removed your shoes and checked-in, then it’s time to find your space in the studio, roll out your mat, and start to mentally prepare for class.

Yoga does not always cure stress. It neutralizes it through increasing awareness and by changing self-perception. Yoga is the dance of every cell with the music of every breath that creates inner serenity and harmony. Yoga may teach you how to reveal your inner joy and inner beauties that beautify this world.” – Goodreads Quotes

We’re here to welcome you to the wonderful practice of yoga! Once you’ve gone to a class, you’ll see why people continue to go and grow through the discipline. If you have any questions along your journey or before attending a class, please reach out to us and we’ll be happy to help.


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