Class to Closet: 5 Things To Know Before Your First Yoga Class

Friday, January 16, 2015

5 Things To Know Before Your First Yoga Class

I recently shared with you what to wear when you are practicing yoga, and today I'm going to share with you a few tips you should be aware of before you go to your first yoga class! If this is your first class, you can definitely feel intimidated. However, I'm hoping these few tips will help you feel right at home!

1. Arrive Early. Try to show up to class around 10-15 minutes before the scheduled time. Just in case there's paperwork to fill out, you want to be there early and be ready. If you show up a little early, you can pick out a spot in the back (...I like the back....) and maybe even introduce yourself to the teacher. Tell her it's your first time in class!

2. Trust The Teacher. Sure, moving at your teachers pace might be difficult to keep up with. However, try to stay with her and the rest of the class. This most likely isn't her first class and she most likely has an idea of what she's doing!

3. You Don't Need Socks Or Gloves. The sticky yoga socks and gloves you see in the stores are targeted for beginners, however there's no reason you actually need those! 

4. Don't Go To Class With A Full Stomach. With all of the moves and twists, your stomach will not be able to digest food like it's suppose to. Eat an hour, or more, before.

5. Grab All The Props. If you didn't bring your own mat, see if your studio has one for rent. Also pick up whatever additional props you need for that specific class. 

Don't forget to enjoy your first class; and don't feel shy!

Do you have any tips for beginners I might have missed? Leave them in the comments!
xo Nicole


  1. Great tips! Trusting the teacher is definitely important - they usually say when something may need to be adjusted for beginners!
    xx, Mikkaela

  2. Thanks for sharing these tip, Have a great weekend.

  3. OK these tips are crucial! I tried to go to a hot yoga class once and didn't even make it all the way through!
    Love the post!

  4. Great tips! I recently just started incorporating yoga into my workout routines and these are fantastic reminders! Is there a brand of yoga mats you prefer?

    Peachtree Roadies

  5. An enormous round of applause, continue the great work.