Get started with a Yoga 101 Workshop
+ Enjoy a Free Week of Classes

Designed for new students, advanced practitioners, and those looking to brush up on their skills – this workshop will give you a foundational understanding of the yoga poses, concepts and skills to help you build a strong yoga practice.

In this workshop you will learn:
➟ how to safely move through yoga postures, with modifications.
➟ to listen to your body and breath.
➟ how to focus your mind to make this a moving meditation, the flow of yoga, the yoga flow.

Participants enjoy a FREE WEEK OF CLASSES upon attending this workshop! Always free to Monthly Members.

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Get 7-days of Unlimited Classes for $25

With our Welcome Special you can:
➟ explore a variety of class types, from heated vinyasa to slow flow and yin yoga.
➟ get to know all of the the Yoga Flow SF teachers.
➟ immerse yourself in a beautiful community of like minded folks.

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How do I begin a yoga practice?

You simply show up. We all began as new students, and showing up is the hardest part! Do not worry about what you cannot do. Come as you are, and if a yoga pose doesn’t feel accessible for a moment, don’t push. Let yourself rest in child’s pose or downward dog, so you can catch up when you feel ready. No one is judging you. Everyone is busy doing their own thing! 

You’ll find that most of our classes are suitable for all levels. However, if you’re looking to start with the foundations, join one of our Yoga 101 Workshop or Yoga for Beginners classes. 

We look forward to seeing you there!

Tips for Beginners

  1. This is not a sport or competition. This is about nourishment and self-care. Your yoga mat is a safe place for you to learn how to breathe through challenging moments, and explore what you’re able to do while accepting what you cannot. The first tenant of yoga is ahimsa which means non-harming. Pain is not gain.
  2. Arrive 10-15 minutes early and always check in at the front desk – even if you’ve made an online reservation.
  3. Practice on an empty stomach. Do not eat 2-3 hours prior to yoga practice. Juice or fruit are OK if you need quick energy before class. Drink plenty of water prior to class, but avoid drinking during class.
  4. Dress appropriately. Wear comfortable, form-fitting workout clothing. Layers help to adjust for temperature changes during and after class. It’s normal for the men to have their shirts off or wear tank tops. Ladies wear whatever you are comfortable in, ranging from sports bras to t-shirts. It gets hot and you’ll get sweaty in our heated classes.
  5. Purchase a yoga mat. Having your own mat supports your commitment to your practice and ensures its cleanliness. Mats and towels can be rented for $2 – $3.
  6. Remove your shoes. Leave your shoes in a cubby. This preserves the cleanliness and sacred nature of the studio space. We recommend taking your valuables inside the studio.
  7. Turn off your cell phone and don’t bring it in the room with you. Allow yourself this time to fully integrate your body, mind and spirit. Pending serious emergency situations of course.
  8. Notify the teacher of injuries or medical conditions.This helps the teacher know how to assist you and give you modifications.
  9. Practice often. 4-6 times per week for maximum benefit. 2-3 times per week will show improvement for most students within three months. Repetition makes the magic happen!
  10. Support Your Practice. By allowing yourself to experience a Private yoga lesson. Spend an hour with an expert teacher and have them cater the practice to fit your needs. Take these tips into a group class so you can flow like the rest of them!
  11. Drink at least 16 – 32 ounces of water afterwards to replenish.