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New to Yoga? You'll Fit Right In

It's natural to feel a bit intimidated the first time you enter a yoga studio, even at here at Purple Blossom Yoga Studio. Remember everyone in the studio also had a “first class," including your instructor! At Purple Blossom Yoga, we do everything we can to make your first class experience positive. All you have to do is show up and breathe. We are not concerned with a perfect pose. You don’t have to be flexible, in "great shape", or have the right clothes. Everyone is welcome and we believe everyone who shows up will benefit.

Why Yoga?

Yoga is a mind-body exercise that originated in India more than 5,000 years ago. While there are many styles of yoga, in general, every style includes postures (asanas), meditation, and breathing techniques (pranayama). With regular practice, yoga builds physical strength and flexibility while reducing stress and improving the mind-body connection.

Yoga health benefits include reduced blood pressure, increased focus, a deeper spiritual mind/body connection, more energy, and better sleep at night. Many elements of yogic philosophy, such as loving kindness, compassion and non-judgment, may also influence an individual lifestyle as they adopt healthier habits and make more positive, life-affirming choices.

Here is a Yoga Journal article that you may enjoy about the Health Benefits of Yoga

Finding the Right Yoga for You

If you are new to yoga, you may be wondering what class to take. Hatha yoga is a gentle style with introductory poses that are accessible to individuals with all body types and athletic abilities. If you have never practiced yoga before, a hatha class is a good place to build a strong foundation before progressing to more athletic styles such as Vinyasa or Ashtanga. At Purple Blossom Yoga Studio, we are happy to work with all new students to find just the right beginner yoga class for you. We will never push you to enter a class that makes you uncomfortable or won't help you meet your goals. We have two Beginner Yoga classes on our schedule; Mondays at 5:30pm & Wednesdays at 4:00pm. Feel free to come in and join a class anytime. We also encourage you to join our Gentle yoga class as well on Wednesday at 5:30pm and of course Sam's class on Friday mornings at 8:30am. We hope that you'll find something you'll love here!

Finding the right instructor is another important part of beginning yoga. Our Greenville teachers are registered with Yoga Alliance have completed either 200 or 500 hours of training at an approved studio. You can practice with confidence knowing that our teachers are specifically trained to not only help you progress in your practice, but also to help prevent your body from being injured. While some instructors may lead classes in a brief chant, "OM", or share philosophy,  don't let these experiences scare you as they are meant to bring you peace and good will. Stay focused on your breath and your mind will stay calm. The spiritual part of Yoga is entirely up to you!

With a variety of classes at our Greenville studio, you are sure to find a class and instructor at Purple Blossom Yoga Studio that can help you grow in your yoga mastery.

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STUDIO HOURS

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8am-12PM 7-10:15am 8:30am-3pm 7-10:30am 8:30am-1:30pm 8am-2pm Meditation
4-8:15pm 6-8:45pm 5:30-8:15pm 6-9pm 4-8:15pm 4:30-5:30pm 5:30-6:30pm

Reviews

I have never taken a formal yoga class before and my first experience was venturing to take the aerial yoga class at Purple Blossom Yoga Studio. The experience was very rewarding. I traditionally weight train, which is a more compressive exercise. This class was physically challenging and the ability to be weightless and to invert struck a core balance to my normal fitness routine. I felt so good the next day! I was amazed to wake up in such an alert state. I felt taller. Breathing was easier. My mind had latched on to an interest in yoga a few months ago and I?m so glad I chose the workshop. The studio and instructor were warm and very helpful. The routine was challenging yet relaxing. It left me feeling more radiant on the inside. I have decided that yoga needs to be a regular part of my routine. It fulfilled a void on all levels and I?m utterly grateful to have had the opportunity to experience this. The level of knowledge demonstrated definitely made me feel comfortable that the instructors here teach with great care to ensure you reap the full rewards of this physical art form, which is how I interpret it. I felt like I was the art medium and yoga was the conduit for its expression. I would assume everyone takes away their own unique perspective of the practice and I can only hope it also touches them on such a personal level. Although a standard gym may offer classes, having experienced yoga in an environment supporting this practice, I can sense I would be left wanting due to that lacking. It truly supports the ability to fully engage and immerse yourself in such a deeply rewarding experience. I look forward to visiting your studio in the future. Julie

I have been a member of Purple Blossom for almost 3 years. I came to the studio not knowing a single pose or much about the philosophy and yet after each class I felt drawn more and more to yoga and the atmosphere at PB. I consider myself very fortunate to be able to learn and practice yoga in a beautiful environment with great teachers. Their experience has helped me advance my practice and achieve many goals. Thanks to Purple Blossom yoga has become a part of me. Every day I look forward to take a class at the studio.      Ewa

 

Like home Absolutely love Purple Blossom! As a newbie in town, I felt welcomed. My relationship with the studio has inconcluded one year. I cannot find the words to express my immense gratitude. There is love, care, and competence in every single inch and in every single person in this studio. Go, enjoy and discover your yoga self.    Ana

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