Intro to Yoga Course
Welcome to the Intro to Yoga Course at Rising Sun Yoga. Intro to Yoga is designed to give you all the tools necessary to develop a life-long, healthy, rewarding yoga practice. The 4-week Course now includes a Bonus 5th Class to ease your transition into one of our Foundational, Gentle, or Hatha Yoga classes.
In the Intro to Yoga Course you will be taught the fundamentals of proper alignment in key poses to help you develop a safe, sustainable practice. Instruction will include basic poses, breathing techniques, alignment principles, proper movement, philosophy, meditation, sound, and yoga terminology — everything you need to feel confident in continuing your yoga practice at Rising Sun Yoga!
Intro to Yoga Includes:
- Four 75-minute Intro to Yoga classes, one per week
- Bonus 5th Class! In the week following the end of your Intro Series, you may attend a yoga class at Rising Sun Yoga for no additional cost. This bonus class is only available during this 5th week.
Pre-registration for Intro to Yoga is required. Payment of $60 must be received prior to the first class. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer refunds, extensions or trades. Unused classes will be forfeited.
Attendance at every class is highly recommended for you to gain the full benefits of the course. (If you are interested in enhancing your yoga instruction one-on-one with one of our instructors, private sessions may be scheduled for an additional fee. Contact the studio for more information.)
To further assist your transition into our other class offerings, students new to Rising Sun Yoga who complete all 4 classes of the Intro to Yoga Course are eligible for the 2-Week Unlimited or 30 Day Unlimited Class Passes!
Beth Steinberg recognized the beauty of yoga at Rising Sun in May of 2010, when the studio was housed in a tiny storefront in Snyder, NY. She knew as she walked out of her very first class that her life had just changed dramatically. While she had earned a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do at age 45, and run/walked a half-marathon in celebration of her 50th birthday, Beth was at a point where she wanted something more than what she’d previously pursued, and was very intrigued by yoga’s approach to bettering one’s health and well-being.
Beth quickly discovered that yoga classes offered not only the physical exercise she wanted and needed, but also provided a much deeper, more holistic experience she was seeking. The arc of a class, from the opening centering meditation to the restful Savasana at the end, provided the physical work of stretching and strengthening, but enveloped it with a sense of peace, balance, meaning, and love. Yoga quickly became her passion and source of support, providing an avenue for reducing stress, helping her find perspective and balance, and acknowledging her most authentic self.
As her practice has grown and deepened, she has learned much about her body and its capabilities. She makes liberal use of props and modifications, and has learned not to regret her limitations. As a yoga instructor, Beth is dedicated to offering that same assistance and encouragement to all of her students — especially those who don’t feel flexible, thin, young, athletic, or beautiful enough to practice yoga. She knows that everybody and every body is capable of enjoying the vast array of benefits to mind, body, and soul that yoga offers. Beth considers her yoga practice a blessing, and is grateful to have earned her 200-Hour Teacher Certification at Rising Sun Yoga Studio.
Beth lives in Williamsville with her husband, her two Shelties, and whichever of her three children, all in their 20’s, happen to show up for a free meal, a hockey game on tv, or to do their laundry. She is an elementary schoolteacher at a private school in Amherst, NY, and delights in sharing yoga techniques for de-stressing with her young students.