New Students

We are a friendly and welcoming community of yoga practitioners of all levels and ages.  We host a wide variety of classes designed to meet a range of needs and interests.  Feel free to be in touch with any questions you may have about taking classes with us.

Signing up for classes

Registration is required each week for all in-person classes using the links below each class description. This helps us to manage class sizes and streamline communicaton. You can sign up up to one week prior to each class, and it’s ok to sign up last minute too. (The forms will close down when the class is full, so if you fill out the form and receive a confirmation, you’re in!)

For online classes, you only need to sign up once, and you can use the same link for all future classes. You’re welcome to join in online whenever you’d like!

Your first day

Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early to meet your teacher and get acquainted with the studio (this makes it possible to complete necessary paperwork and get you settled before class begins). Please bring your own mat, and a blanket if you like to use one. We have blocks, bolsters, straps, and knee pads available for your use. We do have some extra mats you can borrow if you forget one or if purchasing a mat is a barrier for you. Just let your teacher know you’d like to use one and we’ll show you where they are.  No special attire is required — any comfortable clothing will do!

Where to start?

Most of our classes are a good fit for all levels, including beginners. You can choose gentle, moderate, or yin depending on the type of practice you prefer. The Vinyasa Flow classes (Wednesday and Saturday morning) are for folks with previous yoga experience or for active beginners who prefer a physical challenge.

Is Yoga riKate Aspiringght for me?

Yoga is a wonderful preventive health and spiritual growth practice, and it can be adapted to meet the various needs of a wide range of bodies and situations. Yoga may not be suitable for certain health conditions and is not recommended during acute injury. If you have an injury or chronic health condition, please check in with your physician first to learn whether yoga is considered a good fit for you. Your physician or physical therapist can give you guidelines about which actions or shapes to avoid. Once you’ve done this, your teacher will be happy to make alternative suggestions for postures that are more suitable for you. At Shelburne Falls Yoga, we encourage students to modify practices in any way, whether in response to a physician’s recommendation or in response to your own intuition about what is and is not working for you. It is important to remember that your yoga instructor is not trained to diagnose injuries or health conditions and must refrain from doing so in order to remain within an ethical scope of our practice.