New to Yoga

here are some great options to get you started…

  • Enroll in an upcoming 6-Week Beginner’s Yoga Series: This series of six classes are designed to introduce new beginners to yoga, or to give you a refresher course if it’s been a while. This is a great way to walk into your first yoga class feeling confident that you have the basics covered. Buy Now

Sundays 11:30am-12:30pm
Jan 8 – Feb 12
Feb 19 – March 26
April 2 – May 7
May 14 – June 18

Wednesdays 7:00-8:00pm
Jan 4 – Feb 8
Feb 15 – March 22
March 29 – May 3
May 10 – June 14

  • Try our new student 2-week Intro Offer, 2 weeks of unlimited yoga for $39.   Buy Now
    This will give you the opportunity to try a variety of teachers and classes on our weekly yoga class schedule. (“specialty classes” not included).
  • Join us at our next FREE Open House event, with a 1-Hour Yoga class taught by well-loved Yoga Loft teachers, and time afterwards to have all of your questions about starting yoga answered. Next event: Monday, March 27, 7 – 8:30pm. Sign Up  
  • Join us for any LEVEL 1, GENTLE YOGA, or RESTORATIVE YOGA class.
  • Talk to our staff who can help you find the right starting place. Staff is available most days during regular business hours. Please call 610.867.9642 or email us info@theyogaloftofbethlehem.com. Ask any questions you may have and find the appropriate class for you!
  • Schedule a PRIVATE CLASS where you’ll get individual attention and sequences designed for your specific needs.

Guidelines and Tips Arrive a few minutes early to class. If you are new to The Yoga Loft you will need a few extra minutes to complete the registration form and payment. If you are late and the class has started please enter quietly. Please do not enter or leave class during meditation or savasana (final rest). If you must leave during the class please close the door quietly.

    • Practice on an empty stomach. We recommend that you wait at least three hours after eating before practicing yoga. If necessary have juice or very light food before class. Refrain from sipping water during class so that you can maintain internal heat. Drink plenty of water after class.
    • Alert the teacher to any injuries prior to class starting. This will help us know how to adjust you or give you a modified pose if necessary. This is for your safety and the longevity of your yoga practice.
    • Do not bring a friend who is new to yoga to a Level 2 or 2&3 class.
    • Purchase a yoga mat. We do have yoga mats available to rent for $1, but having your own yoga mat is more hygienic.
    • Please do not bring cell phones into class. Let the teacher know if you are in an emergency or on-call situation and we will make arrangements to accommodate you.
    • Remove your shoes when entering the yoga room. Help keep the floor clean! Yoga is practiced barefoot.
    • Always sign in to your class. Check in with the front desk for every class you attend. If you have registered ahead of time online, please let the desk person know you have arrived so that they can confirm your attendance.
    • Be aware of personal hygiene. Refrain from wearing any fragrance to class and remember that mats need washing from time to time.
    • Attention to detail is often the gateway into a deeper experience. Yoga, more than being a series of physical poses, is also a state of mind and heart. It includes respect for the space and the people around you with a generous spirit. Thank you for observing our guidelines!

 

About Yoga: 
Yoga is a tradition with roots in ancient India that has evolved to embrace the wisdom of many places and times. It means many things to many people, and at The Yoga Loft it is fundamentally a discipline to promote personal transformation, self-knowledge and wellness. Over time yoga has split into dozens of systems, but all share roots in the philosophy laid down in ancient texts such as the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, a text authored in South Asia sometime between 200 B.C. and 500 B.C.E. These texts, meant as a reference for passing on the great tradition of yoga, offer valuable insights on the human experience, as well as a program of study for the individual seeking a deeper understanding of his or her own true nature. The physical practices of yoga, known as Hatha Yoga, have shown tremendous benefits for people seeking fitness as well as therapy for chronic ailments and injuries. Yoga also promotes the creation of a quiet, reflective space in the mind, mental clarity, focus, and an overall a sense of well-being that can help alleviate anxiety, depression and other mind-body disorders. As you begin to practice yoga exercises, you will notice small effects in the body, mind, and emotions at first, but ultimately the benefits can become much more significant. By promoting positive physical and mental change, yoga can help you transform your life.