Introductory Yoga Course: Yoga for Beginners
Do you want to start with yoga in Groningen? That’s possible with us! During our 5-week beginners course Intro2Yoga we lay a solid foundation that you will enjoy for the rest of your yoga career.
You can read on this page what exactly the Introductory Course entails and whether it is right for you. If you already know enough, you can of course register immediately on the Events page!
What is the introductory course and is it right for me?
Intro2Yoga is an accessible beginners course in which we cover the principles of yoga postures, breathing exercises and meditation in 5 weeks. Because the group is small, we pay a lot of attention to the individual. The pace is somewhat slower than in a regular Basics lesson because we take a lot of time for explanations.
The introductory course is ideal for people who like to be well prepared for their first ‘real’ yoga class. Maybe you’ve never done yoga before, or it’s been a long time. Even if you already have some experience and want to refresh your knowledge, you are very welcome to take the introductory course.
What are we going to do in the introductory course?
In this course we will mainly exercise together. Each week a different body part is central:
- Hands and feet
- Legs and hips
- Core and twist
- Shoulders and arms
During the last lesson we combine all this in a basic lesson as you will find on the schedule: the Basics »
At Open Yoga we work from Functional Yoga, which in short means that we recognize that everyone is different, and that every yoga posture looks different per person. We do not look for the perfect picture or what the posture “should” look like. We don’t try to force our bodies into a position; we try to shape the posture to our own body.
Beginners Yoga course at Open Yoga: register!
The Introductory Course starts several times a year. You can find the start dates of Intro2Yoga on our Events » page where you can register immediately.
Getting started with Yoga: take a trial lesson!
Are you new to us and do you want to start with regular lessons? Use our trial lesson package for your first lessons!
What others say about Open Yoga Groningen
“For me, the online classes are time for myself, just like the classes in the studio. Especially during the lockdown, I think it's a really great solution!”
“Very enjoyable yoga school in a beautiful central location in the city of Groningen. Very friendly people and a good range of classes including very nice hot yoga classes. I also really enjoyed taking the mommy-baby yoga classes. Highly recommended!"
“Open Yoga gives me flexibility in my body, which makes me feel strong in my daily activities, including mentally. In contact with others, I learn to listen carefully to my body in an open, safe, respectful atmosphere.”
“The lessons are varied and the range is wide. As a result, there is always a lesson that meets my needs and when I have time and space.”
“The nicest yoga school in Groningen.
I really enjoyed the training and the lessons. What fantastic teachers you have. After moving to Sneek, unfortunately I can no longer take lessons in the studio,
BUT luckily still online.”
“I went yesterday and today for a double session given by Max Strom. Both Open Yoga and Max Strom locations are highly recommended!
Everything neat and clean, friendly people, both staff and students and of course Max. I came a long way but it was definitely worth it!”
“More or less strenuous, with clear instructions. Options are also given so that you can adjust the postures to your own needs and to your own body.”
“I would like to let you know that I find the lessons pleasant, practical, light-hearted, educational and very effective. Fits me exactly. I find it pleasant to give a brief explanation and mention the purpose of the exercise. I'm already looking forward to the next lesson.”
“A casual atmosphere and top teachers. And it has been that way for years. Open yoga has unnoticed become a focus point during the week to find yourself and stay true to yourself.”
“What a nice lesson! Thank you. It's especially great to see that you enjoy it so much when you laugh at yourself or do something difficult. Keep up the good work! Gives super nice energy.”