We understand that your first time entering a yoga studio may be an intimidating one, with questions abound, such as:  What should I wear and bring to class? What type of class should I take?  What exactly is Yin Yoga? What the heck does Vinyasa mean?  Don't worry, the Yoga Garden staff takes your introduction to yoga very seriously and promises to compasionately assist you with your questions and/or concerns.  Please feel free to call our studio for a free Yoga Class Consultaion at 337-232-1884.

Class Options for Beginners

Yoga Basics focuses on the foundations of the practice and the mechanics of postures in an environment that is welcoming to beginners, but can also be helpful to experienced yogis, seeking attention to detail in regards to alignment and breath awareness. We suggest first time yogis begin with Yoga Basics.

Yin is a slower, quieter practice that focuses on creating flexibilty in the joints and connective tissues, encouraging more ease in the body and an improved flow of prana/chi. This style of yoga asks us to take passive poses for longer periods of time to train our bodies and minds to slow down, listen and be more present. 

Rest and Restore uses  props such as bolsters, blocks, straps, blankets, aromatherapy and soothing music to modify traditional yoga poses. The supportive postures, held for an extended period of time, gently open the body to a state of deep relaxation and healing. This class is encouraged and highly recommended to All Levels of yoga practitioners. 

Yoga for Stress Management may combine gentle movement, restorative and/or yin yoga postures, yogic breathing techniques, guided meditations and deep relaxation (yoga nidra) to create more ease in the body and mind. These techniques have been proven to lower blood pressure, improve sleep, re-educate the nervous system and reduce symptoms of stress in the body and mind. This class is encouraged and highly recommended to all levels of yoga practitioners.