• Starting your yoga journey with confidence.

    If you are considering taking a yoga class, there are a few things to take into account that could help you get the most out of the experience. In the beginning, you may feel shy, and want to hide in the furthest corner of the yoga studio, but in a city like Melbourne, people have been taking yoga classes for years, so just because they may be proficient in their yoga techniques now, remember, they all had to start somewhere.  When you first start a new yoga class, the best place to set up your yoga mat is right at the front, in front of the teacher, and there are a few excellent reasons why.

    Starting your yoga journey with confidence.

    Get your technique right

    By setting up your mat right in front of the instructor, they can see you easily, while instructing the rest of the class, and can quickly and easily help you adjust your technique if they can see you are doing something incorrectly. The best way to learn, is to learn the right way from the start, so by ensuring the instructor can assess your technique as you go, you know you won’t pick up any bad habits from trying to learn by watching others.

    Hear the instructions clearly

    The first time you take a yoga class, there can be a lot to take in.  A new environment, an unfamiliar yoga studio, so although the teacher will always give the instructions loudly enough for the whole class to hear no matter where you are situated, you can easily find yourself distracted and miss what is said.  This is another reason why it is great to be right up the front within clear view of the instructor, so that you don’t miss anything that is said.

    Ask questions easily

    When you first take a yoga class in Melbourne, it is always a great idea to introduce yourself to the instructor when you first walk into the yoga studio, so that they know you are new to their class.  This allows them to get an idea of your skill level, so they can keep an eye on you to make sure you are performing movements that you will be comfortable with and that are within your capabilities. A lot of yoga poses have variations to allow them to be adapted between novice and experienced yogis, so by trying to copy the person next to you, you may be trying to perform a pose that has taken time to perfect.  By being close the instructor, they can explain a variation to you, that will be manageable for a new beginner, which will make the class a lot more enjoyable for you.

    It’s natural to feel shy when trying something new, and you may just want to hide in the corner if you think you are going to look ‘silly’ trying something you are unfamiliar with, but hopefully now you will have the confidence to take your place right at the front of the class and enjoy the benefits this can offer, when you are starting a new yoga class.   Remember, every single person in the class had to start at the beginning at some point too, so don’t feel shy, they know exactly how you feel.  The team at Kaya Health Clubs are dedicated and knowledgeable yoga instructors who will be able to help, encourage and offer you any assistance you need, to get the most out of your yoga class.

    Introductory yoga courses

    When you first take a yoga class in Melbourne, it is always a great idea to introduce yourself to the instructor when you first walk into a Melbourne yoga studio, so that they know you are new to their class.  This allows them to get an idea of your skill level, so they can keep an eye on you to make sure you are performing movements that you will be comfortable with and that are within your capabilities. A lot of yoga poses have variations to allow them to be adapted between novice and experienced yogis, so by trying to copy the person next to you, you may be trying to perform a pose that has taken time to perfect.  By being close the the instructor, they can explain a variation to you, that will be manageable for a new beginner, which will make the class a lot more enjoyable for you.

    It’s natural to feel shy when trying something new, and you may just want to hide in the corner if you think you are going to look ‘silly’ trying something you are unfamiliar with, but hopefully now you will have the confidence to take your place right at the front of the class and enjoy the benefits this can offer, when you are starting a new yoga class.   Remember, every single person in the class had to start at the beginning at some point too, so don’t feel shy, they know exactly how you feel.  The team at Kaya Health Clubs have dedicated and knowledgeable yoga instructors who will be able to help, encourage and offer you any assistance you need, to get the most out of your yoga class.

    About the Author


    Demi fell in love with yoga when she travelled to India when she was 20 years old. She loved the feeling of bliss she experienced both during and after class, and how that feeling would stay with her throughout her day. It was also in India, that Demi learned how much she loved to write about her travels. She believes that stories have power. They delight, enchant, touch, teach, recall, inspire, motivate, challenge. They help us understand. They imprint a picture in our minds. This led her to her job as a Content Writer. She loves helping businesses tell stories. Especially when the stories involve educating readers on the endless benefits of yoga and Pilates- two of her most loved fitness regimes