how to begin
Local residents! Your first class is only $5!
After your first class, purchase our New Student Special online or in person and receive one month of unlimited yoga for $39.
Your 30 days of unlimited yoga begin when you take your first class. You can choose any class as your first class. The majority of our classes are all-levels, meaning they are appropriate for beginners and experienced yogis alike.
Not sure what class to start with?
Yoga mat (Free rental for your first class)
Water (Filtered tap and bottled water available)
Towels; one to go over your mat and one to wipe sweat (Free rental for your first class)
We recommend wearing fitted exercise clothes, ideally that wick away moisture
Please arrive at least 5 minutes before class starts; 15 minutes before prime time classes
Feel free to give us a call with questions (608) 661-0167
we ❤ beginners
We realize you may be anxious about starting a yoga practice, but we invite you to come as you are, no experience is necessary. Come curious, and leave feeling stronger and more whole. The majority of our classes are all-levels, meaning they are appropriate for beginners and experienced yogis alike. Our inviting community of instructors and practitioners wholeheartedly embrace this philosophy. There’s no need to pre-register, just bring the essentials to class. You may sign up at the registration desk on your first visit to Inner Fire Yoga.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The benefits of yoga are bountiful and well documented, including:
- Increased flexibility
- Improved lubrication of the joints, ligaments and tendons
- Improved muscle tone
- Detoxification of the organs and tissues of the body
- Improved mental clarity
- Improved lymphatic flow
- Strengthening of the immune system
- Increased lung capacity
- Mind-body awareness
- Better posture
- Improved skin tone
- Reduced joint pain, including back pain
- Weight loss
Read about Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodger's crediting hot yoga for being in, what head coach Mike McCarthy describes as, incredible shape.
- Yoga mat (Free rental for first time students)
- Water (filtered tap and bottled water available)
- Towels; one to go over your mat and one to wipe sweat (Free rental for first time students)
- We recommend wearing fitted exercise clothes, ideally ones that wick away moisture
- Muscles and connective tissues become more elastic, allowing for greater flexibility
- Improves cardiovascular health and overall endurance
- Increases mental focus and discipline of the mind
- Promotes sweating which assists in the detoxification process
- Aids in thinning the blood which clears the circulatory system
- Improves nervous system function
- Reduces and neutralizes stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline
Registering for yoga classes online does not reserve a space in class. Please arrive 15 minutes before class starts, especially for our busier classes, to ensure your space in class. Pre-registering online will speed up the sign-in process, and will assist you in planning your yoga-schedule. For now, however, our yoga-classes are filled first-come-first-served.
The word yoga, from the Sanskrit word yuj, means “to yoke or bind” and is often interpreted as “union“ or a method of discipline. A man who practices yoga is called a yogi; a female practitioner, a yogini.
Yoga can help you maintain and lose weight. Yoga reduces cortisol, a stress hormone and fat storing hormone. A regular practice boosts metabolism and burns calories. Yoga also encourages healthy eating habits and provides an enhanced sense of well being and self esteem, which are significant factors in weight control.
Yes! You are a perfect candidate for yoga. Many people think they need to be flexible to begin yoga, but that’s like thinking you need to be able to play tennis to take tennis lessons. Come as you are and you will find that yoga practice will help you become more flexible.
Yes! What's great is that you determine the intensity of each pose. No matter what your age or experience level, Inner Fire Yoga classes will take you to your edge.
If possible, start with two or three times per week minimum. Don’t let time constraints or unrealistic goals be an obstacle…just do what you can. You’ll likely find that after a while, your desire to practice will expand naturally and you’ll end up establishing a consistent practice.
Unlike stretching or fitness classes, yoga is more than just physical postures. Connecting the mind, body and breath helps us to direct our attention inward. Through this process of inward attention, we learn to recognize our habitual thought patterns without labeling them, judging them or trying to change them. We begin to become more aware of our experiences from moment to moment.
This is not unusual. Practicing yoga in a heated room reveals to us our present condition, and inspires us to take much better care of ourselves. In the heated yoga room, your body needs an adequate amount of water to allow perspiration to release heat from the body as you practice. We estimate you need another 64-80 ounces sometime during the day to allow for a 90 minute practice. Once you are fully hydrated, your body will adjust to the heat more quickly.
A good place to put your yoga mat is in the second row, near the door so you can use other students as a guide while you begin your practice. We also encourage you to let your teacher know that this is your first class. They will provide extra guidance and assistance. If you have any questions after your first class, please ask your instructor; they are available after class and happy to help!