We were all beginners once and we know choosing your first class can be intimidating. Let us help you find the right teacher and class for you, so that your experience practicing yoga will meet your needs.
If you need help deciding how to get started at our studio, please call 865.545.4088 for guidance.
Visit us at 711 Irwin Street, Knoxville, TN, 37917
While our classes may be an investment of time, energy and monetary resources, we do our best to provide options that make yoga accessible. If you are experiencing financial hardship, we offer our Pay Practice Forward Scholarship. We have been the grateful recipients of generous support from our students and clients and we wish to pay that forward. Apply for our scholarship which provides a one month subscription to our online yoga classes.
If you have little to no yoga experience, you’re in a great position to practice in a professional yoga studio, because you get to build a practice from the ground up with teachers who really know yoga. Most of our instructors have greater than 200 hours of certification training (not to mention ongoing studies and years of teaching!)
A basic principle of mindfulness practice is developing loving kindness – or metta – toward ourselves and everyone else. This fosters a noncompetitive environment, where you can show up just as you are, and expect to feel welcomed. While everyone may deal with the pitfalls of comparing themselves to others from time to time, a benefit of the studio environment is most people here are approaching the practice as a lifestyle, not just an exercise program.
For those seeking a workout – we’ve got classes for that. For those seeking soothing practices – we’ve got classes for that, too. It wouldn’t make sense for a business that has primarily one type of activity – in our case, yoga – to offer only one style of class. It would be like an ice cream parlor serving only vanilla flavor! If you aren’t sure how to choose the right class, you can always call the studio and talk to our staff. Sampling different classes can be part of the fun!
Perhaps the most common statement about yoga, though we respectfully disagree. We’ve heard it said that saying you’re too inflexible/old/anxious/weak/etc. to do yoga is like saying you’re too dirty to take a bath. Through yoga, the inflexible may find suppleness, the old may find invigoration, the anxious may find calm… you get our drift!
Visit our schedule and look for classes tagged with “Great for beginners!” for ideas about classes that are good places to start. All of our classes are offered in person (students & teachers wear masks and distance) or virtually live streamed.
We also have a vast recorded class library that allows you to explore classes on your schedule from wherever you are!