Beginners Yoga

Beginners Yoga – “One doesn’t discover new lands without losing sight of the shore.” – A. Gide

So…Why should I try Beginners Yoga?

You’ve already taken the first step better health by coming here to the Beginners Yoga!



“It is as always a very nice atmosphere in class and I enjoy coming to class every week. It is very nice to get updates what was covered in class when you missed one. It is also useful to get wee reminders to do your homework as it can get challenging to stay tuned with the practice. Thank you.”

UNION BEGINNER GRADUATE, 2016

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Why should I start Beginners Yoga with Union Yoga?

Union Yoga is Scotland’s leading yoga centre and awarded the prestigious Centre of Excellence award by Yoga Alliance Professionals. There are many fantastic Yoga Studios in Edinburgh. We have worked and continue to work with many teachers in this vibrant community. Union has contributed to this community over the years – running teacher training courses and professional development workshops. In short, we know how tough it is to BE a good yoga teacher and how important it is for you to FIND A GOOD ONE.

By joining us at Union you are tapping into one of the sources of Yoga in Scotland.
Aside from this…
  • We have been teaching Beginners for over a decade!
  • We have the most spacious studios in the city (Beginner courses are taught in the Skylight.)
  • All of our Teachers are trained to the standards required by Yoga Alliance Professionals
  • We also offer hot yoga drop-in classes with our Beginner Packages
  • If you attend our course you will leave with KNOWLEDGE and the ability

Ashtanga Yoga Course for Beginners

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    8-Week Structured Beginners Yoga Course

    Progressive Ashtanga Beginners Yoga Course, leading you safely through a set sequence of postures. Suitable for All.

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    Experienced Teachers

    Our teachers are all trained to the standard required to become a member of Yoga Alliance Professionals. You will have the same teacher each week of your Beginners Yoga course. Allowing them to monitor your progress and give you tailored advice.

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    Weekly Homework and Tips

    Each week we will follow-up via email, giving you additional homework, techniques and videos where appropriate. We encourage you to practice 5 minutes per day at home for the duration of your Beginners Yoga course!

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    After Course Progession & Development

    The journey continues…Whether you want to attend once per week…or 7 days per week, we can point you towards the right classes and workshops. (All Membership options are 50% Off for the first month following your Beginners Yoga Course!)

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Beginners Yoga Course – Level 1

This is an ideal starting point if you have never done any yoga or are returning after a long break. Join us on our 8 week Beginners Yoga course, introducing yoga, its concepts and benefits for health and overall fitness. Yoga will help to calm the mind and increase your mental abilities. We will look at how yoga can help you to de-stress, lose weight and prevent disease by consistent practice. You will learn basic yoga poses, sun salutations, standing yoga postures. We will also look at breathing exercises and enjoy a deep relaxation in each session to benefit the whole body. It slowly takes you through the basics with lots of practice and variations given to suit all levels.

We recommend you taking the BEGINNER PLUS package and start practicing 3 times per week for best results. The course is based on the Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga sequence, a dynamic form of yoga that focuses on breathing and stretching.

Covered: Basic Ujjayi breathing, foundations, standing poses.
Recommended Supplementary Classes: Ashtanga Level 1 & 2, Moon Sequence and Mysore.
Duration: 60 mins

Beginner 2

The perfect follow-up to Beginners Yoga Level 1. We will continue to practice flowing through the Ashtanga Standing postures and then move deeper into the first part of the seated postures. Similar to the Beginners Yoga Level 1 course the new postures will be broken down step by step along with variations for each position, which allow anyone to work effectively with the postures. This class is 15 minutes longer than Beginners Yoga Level 1 as we start to build the sequence towards the full Primary Series.

We recommend you taking the BEGINNER PLUS package and start practicing 3 times per week for best results. The course is based on the Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga sequence, a dynamic form of yoga that focuses on breathing and stretching.

Covered: Full Standing Poses, Start of the Seated Poses, Start of the Finishing Sequence.
Recommended Supplementary Classes: Ashtanga Half Primary, Ashtanga Full Primary, Ashtanga Express, Moon Sequence and Mysore.
Duration: 75 mins


SELECT YOUR BEGINNERS YOGA COURSE PACKAGE

Beginners

8-Week Beginners Yoga Course

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£75

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Beginner Plus

8-Week Beginners Yoga Course

Additional Classes up to 2 per week

Practice Card fast sequence reminder

£150

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Beginner Premium

8-Week Beginners Yoga Course

Additional Classes up to 4 per week

Practice Card fast sequence reminder

Private Lesson personalised class

Practice Manual aid your home study

Professional Yoga Mat the best

£300

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Following purchase of your package you will be contacted by the Union Team to schedule your start date and answer any questions you may have.

Beginners Yoga Level 1 Course Start Dates

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Wednesday 11th : 18:00 – 19:00
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Monday 23rd : 19:00 – 20:00
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Thursday 9th : 20:00 – 21:00
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March

Wednesday 8th : 18:00 – 19:00
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Monday 20th : 19:00 – 20:00
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April

Thursday 6th : 20:00 – 21:00
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May

Wednesday 3rd : 18:00 – 19:00
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Monday 15th : 19:00 – 20:00
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June

Thursday 1st : 20:00 – 21:00
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Wednesday 28th : 18:00 – 19:00
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July

Monday 10th : 19:00 – 20:00

Thursday 27th : 20:00 – 21:00

August

Wednesday 23rd : 18:00 – 19:00

September

Monday 4th : 19:00 – 20:00

Thursday 21st : 20:00 – 21:00

October

Wednesday 18th : 18:00 – 19:00

Monday 30th : 19:00 – 20:00

November

Thursday 16th : 20:00 – 21:00

Beginners Yoga Level 2 Course Start Dates

January

Tuesday 10th: 19:45 – 21:00
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February

Thursday 9th: 19:45 – 21:00
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March

Tuesday 7th: 19:45 – 21:00
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April

Thursday 6th: 19:45 – 21:00
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May

Tuesday 2nd: 19:45 – 21:00
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June

Thursday 1st: 19:45 – 21:00
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Tuesday 27th: 19:45 – 21:00

July

Thursday 27th: 19:45 – 21:00

August

Tuesday 22nd: 19:45 – 21:00

September

Thursday 21st: 19:45 – 21:00

October

Tuesday 17th: 19:45 – 21:00

November

Thursday 16th: 19:45 – 21:00