Yoga accomplishes so many things including stress relief, increasing strength, general fitness and weight loss. This said, it can be quite an intimidating venture if you have no idea about what kinds of yoga are offered, where they are, or any of the other pertinent data. The first step is in learning how to find the right yoga studio for your particular needs and priorities. We give you tips on finding the right yoga studio below:
Ask Your Friends
The best place to begin finding a yoga studio that offers classes that will help you with your particular needs is by asking your friends, family members and colleagues where they go and where else that they have heard was a good place for the art. There is no better service or product to use than one that has been personally recommended to you.
Beyond any tips you may get on local yoga studios that might be the right thing for you, you should also make sure to do some research online as to what local yoga studios are available. You can find this typically just by typing in “yoga studio your city, state”; and this will give you a good running list to work with. It will, of course, take time to review each one’s sites, customer reviews, and the like but it is definitely a necessary resource step to finding the right yoga studio for you.
Consult the Yoga Alliance
If you know nothing about yoga and have no recommendations to work with; it is very helpful to consult a resource that specializes in accreditation and ranking yoga studios throughout the country. This is called the yoga alliance. Visit their site to lookup registered teachers and programs by area and by type of yoga.
Consult Online Yoga Directories
These are great resources for someone just looking to see who offers yoga in a particular zip code. Most will give you an updated and comprehensive list of which teachers and programs are available in your area. Yogiseeker is a great example of a online yoga directory resource
Attend a Yoga Studio and Not a Gym
To get the fullest experience, attend classes at a yoga studio and not a gym because you get the entire experience in a warm, quiet, relaxing environment with yoga masters with more experience in the art.
Check the BBB
Lastly, no matter whether you have researched a yoga studio online and picked one on your own, or have been recommended by a friend-it is always smart to double check their status with the Better Business Bureau to make sure that they are consumer friendly, and that there have been no grievances as regards their service.