Introduction to the practice of yoga
This program is designed to meet beginners where you’re at: with light, accessible movement. We believe in creating a safe, non-judgemental, and non-competitive atmosphere, so you can begin your yoga journey pressure-free.
We believe the best practice is well informed. That’s why we offer foundations of practice, alignment, and the philosophy behind what we do on the mat and why we do it. You’ll learn things regular practitioners don’t know.
This program includes a PDF guidebook, video library, and daily emails, so you always know what’s coming. You can practice every day, or get ahead by stacking multiple classes into a single day.
This program is the perfect way to begin a yoga practice.
Whether you’re brand new to yoga (and not sure where to start) or you’ve practiced in your local gym or studio, and you want to learn more about the WHAT, WHY, and HOW of yoga – this program gives you all the information and support you need to feel comfortable and confident on the mat.
You’ll learn how to choose the best props for practice and what you really need to get started (hint: it’s not much!).
You’ll learn how to safely do classic yoga shapes like downward dog, and have daily support videos so you can practice again and again.
And you’ll learn the basics of yoga philosophy and have a chance to practice it, in real time, on your mat.
This program includes pre-recorded videos and supportive resources.
25+ Beginner Classes
Your Questions Answered
Support your progress
This program includes daily practice for 21 days. You do not have to follow the schedule, though we do recommend establishing routines with practice. Here is the schedule:
Week 1: Yoga is Union
Week 2: Introduction to Asana (yoga shapes)
Week 3: Introduction to Yoga Philosophy
You will also receive detailed instructions on how to do three foundational yoga poses: Tabletop Pose, Mountain Pose, and Downward Dog.
MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Julie Love Gagen, 500 E-RYT
A chronic encourager, Julie is in love with the possibilities yoga has to offer.
She is committed to inspiring each and every person to discover who they are through caring, supportive, and inspiring practices on the mat.
For Julie, yoga has been a path to recover from unexplained illness, heartbreak, postpartum depression, and the ups and downs of motherhood with littles.
Julie’s study began with pushing physical boundaries in power yoga classes. Her personal study today pushes different boundaries, as she cultivates her continued desire to slow down, create internal space, increase mental clarity and focus, and find quiet amidst the chaos.
Her specialties include teaching the science behind stress relief, mindset and mental clarity, and exploring wellness through breath, movement, and mindful yoga practices.
HOW IT WORKS
This program includes 22 yoga classes, additional supplemental videos, and a PDF workbook.
As part of this program, you will also receive:
+ Daily emails
+ Additional Coaching
+ Recorded yoga classes
+ Instruction on what yoga practice is
+ Pose breakdowns
+ Safe alignment strategies
You’ll also receive information on how to learn more about yoga practice, yoga philosophy, and what do to after completing this program.
In addition to the classes, PDF, and daily practice, you will also receive more information on the following topics:
+ How to adapt classes to be accessible
+ Introduction to breathwork
+ Introduction to meditation
+ Safe alignment, movement
+ Breath-body-mind connection
+ Resiliency, stress management
+ How to sit without hurting your knees
+ Shoulder, neck, and low back support
We will also touch on how yoga supports overall wellbeing through the practices listed above.
Discover possibility through practice
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How does this program work?
This is a self-paced online program. Once you sign up, you will receive a series of emails with instructions on how to get started.
What does the program include?
Yoga Foundations includes 22 daily emails, a PDF workbook, pre-recorded yoga classes, supplemental coaching videos, and additional information to help you start practice with confidence.
What equipment do I need for class?
The only equipment required for yoga is a human body. No mat is needed, though you can have one! We do recommend purchasing two strong yoga blocks. Once you purchase the program, we’ll send you an email with more instructions and links on exactly what you can get and how to choose the best props for you.
What if I want to take live classes through the virtual studio?
You can always purchase virtual class packs through our online booking system or the Be the Love app.
How do I book live classes?
Book online through our website www.bethelovewellness.com/schedule or through the Be the Love Wellness app (iOS or Android).
Is there a commitment?
No. This is a one-time purchase.
How long do I have access to the program?
What do I do after this?
We’re always updating our programs to meet the needs of our community. At the end of this program, we’ll send you recommendations for what you can try next. As we’re writing this, we recommend Power Foundations next. Check the Programs page of our website for more information.