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How Do I Choose the Best Yoga Workshop?

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  • Written By: Autumn Rivers
  • Edited By: Angela B.
  • Last Modified Date: 08 July 2018
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If you are interested in learning yoga, or perhaps want to further your current knowledge of this activity, then you may want to look for a workshop. Before you choose one, you are encouraged first to consider both the level and style of yoga being taught. You also should think about the schedule of the yoga workshop you choose, because you should be sure that both the time and day work well for you. Once you find a yoga workshop that meets your requirements, you should find out if you can attend the first class free to ensure you truly enjoy the teaching style and the environment.

There are various styles of yoga, and some of them likely will not appeal to you, especially if you are new to this activity. When choosing a yoga workshop, it is not always as simple as picking a beginning class if you are new to the exercise and an advanced class if you have experience with it. Instead, you also should pay attention to the styles that are taught. For example, both sivananda and kripalu yoga are often considered gentle, relaxing and usually best for beginners. On the other hand, power yoga focuses on gaining strength rather than just stretching and breathing correctly, while bikram yoga involves working out in a hot room and typically is more advanced.

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Another thing to consider when choosing a yoga workshop is the schedule. Just because you are available during the days and time the workshop is held does not mean it will work well for you. For instance, if you take a few hours to fully wake up, then a class hosted in the early morning may not work well, while a class held at night may be difficult for those who have trouble getting to sleep just hours after working out. In addition, you should consider the length of the yoga workshop you choose, because beginners usually cannot last much longer than an hour, while advanced exercisers may need a few hours to see any benefit from a workout.

Even if all the details of the workshop sound good, you may end up not liking the one you choose. You may dislike the instructor's teaching style or the music played during class, which can make it hard to focus on the workout. This is why some instructors of yoga workshops offer the first class free, allowing you to make sure you like the atmosphere before you officially sign up. You may have to attend complementary classes at a few different workshops before you find one you really enjoy, so you may want to schedule some time for this kind of research prior to committing to a class.

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