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!
Yoga is foundational to Darlene's life. She was introduced to yoga in her late teens and has practiced intermittently until moving back to Buffalo in 2009. there, she found Rising Sun Yoga and strengthened her practice with regular classes and workshops. In January 2014, she completed "Kidding Around Yoga" training and began implementing yoga postures, breathing and relaxation into everyday instruction of her young students in Pre-Kindergarten.
With a desire to continue growing and learning yoga, she completed a 200-hour Registered Yoga Alliance Teacher Training program at Rising Sun Yoga in March 2015 and Bryan Legere’s Rope Wall Yoga program in September 2016.
She teaches Yoga in the Park (summers), Rope Wall Yoga and substitute teaches at Rising Sun Yoga. Teaching children yoga continues to be a priority with weekly classes at Rattles to Reading Day Care and Pre-Kindergarten, ages 1-4 during the school year, and ages 2-12 during the summer.
She looks forward to communicating the lifelong benefits of yoga to others through teaching and example while continuing to strengthen her personal practice.