New to Yoga


We Help You Get Started with Confidence

New to Yoga

Yoga can be an intimidating practice for those who are new to the ancient form of exercise. There are hundreds of poses that require you to contort your body into positions that, outside of a yoga studio, you may never be tempted to try or expect to find yourself in. At Balance Within Yoga and Wellness Studio in Westlake, we are sensitive to the anxiety that may surround new students and make every effort to help you become a confident yogi. Practicing yoga is a great way to develop a healthy lifestyle. All it takes to embark on your journey is sign up for a class at Balance Within Yoga and Wellness Studio.

Yoga is also an incredibly inclusive practice. We modify the yoga poses we teach at Balance Within Yoga and Wellness Studio to accommodate the needs of absolutely any individual, including those who are fit, those who are overweight and those who struggle with disabilities. Of course, before you can become proficient in yoga you have to learn how to get started.

Yoga for Beginners

You won't become a yogi after just one day in a Westlake yoga studio. Developing a yoga-centered lifestyle takes years, but that doesn't mean you can't benefit from yoga at an introductory level. Yoga for beginners can help you to manage stress and get in shape.

At any intensity level, yoga delivers certain benefits, including benefits to your mental and physical health. Yoga can help you tone muscle and lose weight while encouraging great stress management and meditation.

Don't let your first yoga class intimidate you. To get started at Balance Within Yoga and Wellness Studio all you need is:

  • A yoga mat
  • Comfortable clothes that allow you to move and flex freely
  • Water to stay hydrated
  • A positive attitude
  • An open mind

If you are taking our hot yoga class, add a towel to this list. In hot or Bikram yoga classes you will typically begin to sweat, and yoga mats will become slippery when wet.

When you take your first yoga class at Balance Within Yoga and Wellness Studio in Westlake, you may not know all of the poses. There is no need to study before you see us for the first time in order to feel comfortable at the front of the class. If you're not ready to take center stage, just set up your mat in the middle or back of the room and keep an eye on others in the class. By watching fellow yogis, you can know what each of the poses are as you transition into them. Our helpful instructor will also assist you as needed.

Yoga is an inviting, meditational and even spiritual experience that can help you get in shape and tone muscle. Don't let yourself feel too intimidated by any preconceived notions about the practice. As a welcoming practice, you can rest assured that any class you find will be inviting and inclusive, helping you to feel as comfortable as possible.

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Office Hours

Monday:

9:00 am-8:15 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-8:15 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-8:15 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-8:15 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-8:15 pm

Saturday:

Open to Privates

Sunday:

Closed

  • "My yoga practice benefited greatly from Balance Within Yoga and Wellness Studio - they are the best at what they do and make you feel right at home."
    Jane Smith - Westlake, OH
  • "After today's class I want to thank you for all you have helped me through. You and your yoga classes have helped me realize so much about who I am. I am so much core aware of my thoughts and my feelings. I leave each class thinking that your meditation was written for me! As I said before, God bring the right people into our lives at the right time."
    E.H.
  • "I am deeply grateful that the universe gifted me with a connection to you. After even the few sessions I've attended, I know yoga will become a vital part of my spiritual journey. It is so evident to me that you bring incredible authenticity of mind, body and soul to your role as teacher. Thank you for everything you give to creating each class with such deep intention. Namaste."
    M.T.