One of our most frequently asked questions by people new to the studio are “I’ve never done yoga before, which class will be best for me?” and “What is the difference between the types of yoga?”
Many yoga websites and blogs will try to explain the differences. Indeed, we give a brief description of our all classes on our Classes page as well. Despite this, at Enerchi we believe yoga is yoga. At its heart, the practice of yoga encompasses the fundamentals laid out in the yoga sutras. It is a method for stilling the mind and becoming at one with ourselves and with the universe. The various elements of yoga such as asana, meditation, and breath work are all tools in your kit for navigating through life.
The styles of yoga may give you an idea of the particular interest or focus of the teacher, how dynamic the class is, or what to expect when you first walk in. Each teacher breathes life into their class and brings their own style. We understand that selecting a teacher is also a deeply personal choice – you might want a certain teaching style, or like a particular sense of humor. All of us are more than happy to have you try various classes with multiple instructors, and we realize that not every teacher is for every student. None of us will be offended if you find your natural home with another teacher.
“The success of yoga does not lie in the ability to perform postures but in how it positively changes the way we live our life and our relationships”. -TKV Desikachar
Note: If you have a specific injury or illness, definitely speak to the teacher first to check their experience and whether they feel it is appropriate for you to join their class.