Dear Sacramento Yoga Newbies,
I’m writing this as a novice yogi and huge fan of The Yoga Seed. I’m a minimalist and do not own any fancy yoga gear or props. I can’t touch my toes, I can’t do a headstand and am almost always facing the wrong direction at some point during a class but The Yoga Seed welcomes me back every time. The Seed is a perfect place to practice, learn, and grow into your practice no matter where you are when you walk in the door. Come join us!
For those of you still nervous about coming to yoga, I’ve dispelled the most popular excuses to not attend a yoga class that I’ve heard since trying to encourage everyone I know to start:
1. Yoga Costs too much!
The Yoga Seed is a non-profit studio that accepts all people no matter their ability to pay. When I started I applied for and received a sliding scale fee membership and volunteered until I made the money I needed to come. To drop into a class it is $15 per class, and it is $77 for a auto-renewing monthly unlimited pass. If this is out of your price range, no problem! The Yoga Seed has a Sliding-Fee Program for both classes and workshops. By participating in the sliding-fee program, students increase the Yoga Seed’s ability to find grant funding for our programming. Click here to fill out a sliding-fee application here.
2. I don’t have the time to do Yoga!
Currently The Seed is offering workshops and classes that start as early as 6:00 a.m. and as late 7:30 p.m. A variety of weekend wrokshops and classes are also offered. No matter what your schedule is, there is sure to be a class available for you.
3. I’m not flexible enough to do Yoga!
You don’t have to be able to touch your toes in order to enjoy the benefits of yoga. Our Yin Class is an amazing way for beginners to relax into poses, increase flexibility, and increase familiarity with poses at a comfortable pace. We also have an All Bodies class for any person in any physical state.
4. I’ve never done Yoga before! I don’t want to be the new kid!
The Seed is very beginner friendly. There are a number of classes specifically for beginners and theyare always reminding the students that what they offer is just that, an offering, and what happens on your mat, at that time, is what matters…take what works for you and leave the rest behind. Be sure to check out the A to Om Beginner’s Yoga Workshop to get you started. Get your vinyasa flow on in a supportive and fun environment!
5. Yoga mats, socks, blocks and straps? Oh My!
At The Seed, Sacramento’s non profit yoga studio, all you need to bring is you, your open heart and we suggest a water bottle. All the yoga props you will need to practice are there and available to you thanks to wonderful community donations.
If you have any questions, let the great folks at The Seed know. Contact Them.
Looking forward to seeing you in class.
Submitted by Marleena Carter.