How To Choose the Right Yoga for You

If you’ve been following our blog, you’ve been in step with our “Spotlight on Yoga”. These blogs were created with the intention of giving some handy, worker-safe knowledge about the types of yoga taught at Yoga Tree Studios, their benefits, their requirements, and what you can expect within a practice. We hope that these have been helpful, and as our studios expand (Bay and Dundas), we will be sure to provide more up-to-date information about our classes via the blog.

In order to help our students evolve their practice, we thought that it was only appropriate to bring it all together. Now that you know about each style of yoga, how do you figure out which one is the best for you? How do you deepen your practice and expand your mind without creating any unnecessary strain on your body, while still allowing for a bit of a challenge?

Here are five helpful tips that will lead you the style of yoga that is best for you; mind, body, and soul:

1) Identify your body’s needs. Do you crave an active, cardio based practice? Do you prefer to slow it down at the end of a long day? These questions will serve as the basis for how you will move ahead in your yogic journey.

2) Check out the instructor bios. We have our Teacher Features on the blog to help you learn more about our incredible instructors, but you can also find some mini bios on our website. The more you know about the person who will be teaching you, the more comfortable you will feel in their class.

3) Plan your class. Once you’ve settled on a style that you’d like to try, check out our class schedule and plan a time to be there. We even have an online registration, so preparing to get on the mat is easier!

4) Come prepared with questions. If you’re new to a particular style, our instructors would be more than happy to answer any questions that you will have at the end of your practice. Be sure to inform them of any sensation you’ve experienced and what you would like to do to further your own yogic journey.

5) Shake it up! Exercise is more productive and more fun when you vary up your schedule, so make sure that you try a favorite class at different times of the day, if your schedule allows for it. It can be a marvelous experience to see how a class will affect your being, both at the beginning and at the end of the day.

As with all things, yoga craves variety. Once you’ve committed to a style, be sure to branch out and try others. You will be pleasantly surprised at how much fun it can be to try a variety of styles and see how your body responds to each. All of our instructors and yoga styles have something different to offer, so never limit yourself. The yoga world is your oyster!

Our Bay and Dundas location is coming soon. We’re so excited to see what their schedule will bring, and we hope you are too. Big plans are in the works, so stay tuned, yogis! Namaste!