We love newbies!
Welcome to Balanced Life Yoga. You will be safe, seen + supported.
We are the leader in safe, accessible and enjoyable Beginner Yoga classes.
We recommend starting with our Intro to Yoga if you really feel like the tin-man, or our Beginner Yoga 1 is a great place too.
We guarantee you will receive great instruction so you can learn and grow with ease, AND meet your health and fitness goals too!
Join us today!!! We are here for you.
Beating My Work Stress with Yoga!
“I am much calmer and felt relaxed and ready to take on the day with renewed energy and a positive attitude.
I'm so grateful to have yoga in my life as another tool to help me cope with challenging situations. I'm so glad I found Balanced Life Yoga!” – Lisa S. Beginner Student
Intro to Yoga
Our Intro to Yoga includes everything you need for a seamless introduction to Yoga.
This course introduces yoga practice in a slow, safe and comprehensive manner.
A smaller class size allows for more individual attention, assists, and questions.
These are great classes for those with little or no experience, or students looking to reconnect with the fundamentals.
We recommend this option for absolute beginners or those who feel like the Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz! We love newbies.
Beginner Yoga I
Learn fundamental postures as well as the importance of working with the breath and relaxation in this excellent introduction to Flow yoga.
This class focuses on moving with the breath and building strength and flexibility over time.
Lots of attention to detail and hands-on assisting will help students find ease and comfort in their practice.
This is 6-week preregistered course for those seeking to build fundamentals or dive deeper after the Intro to Yoga course or those looking to get back into Yoga. All welcome.
Beginner Yoga II
A great way to continue learning and practicing after Beginner I.
Cultivate Confidence On & Off Your Mat – Intro to Flow with Cindy
Join Cindy in our new introductory vinyasa flow class to learn the secrets & skills to deepening or cultivating a powerful Yoga practice.
Whether you are brand spanking new to Yoga or a seasoned practitioner, this 6 week program will teach you how to match your breath with the movement, so you will learn to flow between postures with confidence and ease.
Your whole practice will be enriched and brought to a new level.
Learning the foundations of optimal alignment, correct breath work and poses from the ground up, you will gain the understanding of this potent practice to feel empowered to enter into any yoga class you wish to attend.
You will learn to transition from one pose to the other with the breath and mindfulness. Feeling self-assured on and off the mat by learning the foundational tools of YOGA.
This is the perfect program for long-term students looking to learn new skills and refresh their practice AND for newbies who want to feel completely confident in themselves and their practice.
- Wednesdays with Cindy from 6:30 pm-7:30 pm. Oct 16-Nov 20. SOME SPOTS AVAILABLE. CALL 905-428-2300 to pro-rate your spot!
Practice Twice a Week + Save $
Join two pre-registered weekly sessions (mix and match with another pre-registered class) and take advantage of the Twice Weekly Special for $180 and SAVE $18!
“I found an amazing, compassionate spirit in this new class. I have learned that I’m stronger than I realized and that this is the tip of the iceberg. I would recommend this class to ‘everyone’ whether beginner or seasoned professional as we all need to learn to understand our depth and find our true inner peace. I couldn’t have loved it more!” – Kim B.
Frequently Asked Questions for Beginners:
- What should I bring?
An open mind, and a bottle of water if you like. All studios are fully equipped with mats and other props. Students should also bring their own mats (can rent one for $3) and supplies if they like. Yoga equipment, clothes and more are available at the Balanced Life Yoga boutique. Please bring a towel to Vinyasa Power or other vigorous styles.
- What should I wear?
We specifically recommend: footless tights and a t-shirt, yoga pants, or shorts and a t-shirt. Many students wear an outer layer like a long-sleeve t-shirt for the first and last few minutes of class. We practice in bare feet so no shoes required.
- What is a Balanced Life Yoga class like?
Every class will inspire you. While every teacher has her or his own method, classes begin with warm-up stretches and an awareness of the breath (pranayama). Teachers lead the class through a series of postures (asanas), according to the class level. Postures are usually presented with more- and less-challenging options so that everyone can be comfortable. Some classes use props like straps and foam blocks to help establish alignment. Class ends with several minutes of rest. Everyone leaves Balanced Life Yoga classes feeling more alive, present, and healthy than when they came in.
- I'm recovering from an injury. Will yoga help?
Yoga is a restorative practice and can often help the body to recover. Be sure to tell your teacher at the start of class about your injury and she/he can be sure that you get the most benefit for your recovery. Also ask about Dr. Yoga private classes to tailor a class for your specific needs and speed up healing.
- Do I have to know a lot about eastern spirituality in order to enjoy Balanced Life Yoga?
No. Balanced Life Yoga is dedicated to creating a friendly and welcoming space for the practice of yoga. Our teachers are knowledgeable about the origins and philosophy of yoga, as well as meditation and other aspects. We respect that all students practice yoga to enrich their own well-being. Balanced Life Yoga is open to all points of view and all those of various spiritual and religious backgrounds.
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Got a question or having trouble choosing a class?
Call us at 905-428-2300 or contact our Possibility Advisor.