New to Yoga? We love beginners! At Yoga Tree, we bring you the best yoga instructors the San Francisco Bay Area has to offer in studios that are clean, warm, and supportive.
We offer a variety of styles of yoga, all in a comfortable, safe space in which to explore the mind, body, and soul.
INTRO 3 CLASS PASS: Only $20 Click here.
(Expires in 2 weeks. First time students only.)
Very new to yoga? We recommend a YOGA 101 WORKSHOP, offered weekly. Please view our schedule for times and locations.
GREAT CLASSES FOR BEGINNERS:
Mon/Wed/Fri, 3:00-4:20 pm, Brenna Geehan, Gentle Hatha with Yoga Nidra
Tues/Thurs, 10:45-11:45 am, Darcy Lyon, Yoga Basics
Friday, 10:35 – 12:00 pm, Darcy Lyon, Gentle Anusara
Tues/Thurs, 12:15 – 1:45 pm, Britt Fohrman, Gentle Hatha
Friday, 8:00-9:30 pm, John Rettger, Restorative with Hot Stones
Mon/Wed, 3:00-4:20 pm, Monique Haan, Yin & InnerYoga
Tues/Thurs, 12:15 – 1:30 pm, Darren Main, Restorative & Hot Stones
Friday, 3:00-4:20 pm, Monique Haan, Gentle Flow
Friday, 6:15 – 7:45 pm, Darren Main, Gentle Hatha
Saturday, 6:15 – 7:45 pm, Elise Collins, Restorative with Hands on Healing
Tues/Thurs, 12:30-1:45, Heather Baker, Yin & Inner Yoga
Mon/Wed, 9:00-10:00am, Abby Tucker, Yoga Basics
Monday, 12:15 – 1:45 pm, John Rettger, Restorative with Hot Stones
Mon/Wed, 8:00 – 9:30 pm, John Rettger, Restorative with Hot Stones
Tues/Thurs, 8:00-9:15 pm, Carla Koopal, Yin & Gentle Flow
Tues, 10:30-11:45, Tara Dale, Yoga Basics
Yoga 101 Workshops
To support new students, we offer Yoga 101 workshops – a great way to learn about the practice of yoga and prepare you to take classes. Each workshop includes a free week of yoga, and some tips to help you get started!
This workshop is perfect for people new to the practice of yoga as well as for more seasoned students who want to review the basics. Topics include basic asana and alignment, breathing and meditation techniques, history, and anatomy.
Yoga Flow 101:
Same as Yoga 101 but with a stronger emphasis on movement and breath connection. After taking these courses, students will be prepared for most beginner and all level classes.
Registration: Click here to view upcoming Yoga 101 Workshops
- Visit yogatreesf.com. Access our current class schedule, read class descriptions, purchase class passes, and sign up for classes and workshops.
- Arrive 10-15 minutes early. Always check in at the front desk – even if you’ve made an online reservation. Use a scan card for quick sign in.
- Practice on an empty stomach. Do not eat 2-3 hours prior to yoga practice. Juice or fruit are OK if you need quick energy before class. Drink plenty of water prior to class, but avoid drinking during class.
- Dress appropriately. Wear comfortable, form-fitting workout clothing. Layers help to adjust for temperature changes during and after class.
- Purchase a yoga mat. Having your own mat supports your commitment to your practice and ensures its cleanliness. Mats and towels can be rented for $1.
- Remove your shoes before entering the studio. Leave your shoes in a cubby in the studio lobby. This preserves the sacred nature of the studio space. We recommend taking your valuables inside the studio.
- Turn off your cell phone. This enhances your experience and is a polite gesture to your fellow students.
- Go to level 1-2 or all levels classes. Level 1-2 and all-level classes are appropriate for beginners. We also recommend Yoga 101, a workshop designed just for beginners. Let the teacher know you are new to the practice.
- Notify the teacher of injuries or medical conditions. This helps the teacher know how to assist you and give you modifications.
- Practice often. 4-6 times per week for maximum benefit. 2-3 times per week will show improvement for most students within three months.
- Support Your Practice. By allowing yourself to experience a Private yoga lesson. Spend an hour with an expert teacher and have them cater the practice to fit your needs. Take these tips into a group class so you can flow like the rest of them!
- And a little extra… love to the body never hurt anyone! Balance a great yoga class by following up with a therapeutic, relaxing massage– treat yourself to an ‘urban vacation’.