YOGA 101/Beginners Class


yoga mayu is dedicated to offering this weekly beginners class in San Francisco that provides new students with a foundation in yoga. Each week this class provides you with a solid introduction to the practicing of yoga, while breaking down a standard class, step by step. You will learn to use your body in new ways, develop strength and balance, and discover techniques to quiet the mind. The beginners class is led by Gizella Donald, a skilled and intuitive yoga teacher and the founder of yoga mayu of San Francisco.

The practice of yoga is a very personal and individual journey for everyone who steps onto the yoga mat. Some people use it as a time of introspection and meditation, some as a form of exercise, and others as a form of social enrichment. No matter what you come to yoga for, it is an uplifting practice that promotes your health and wellbeing.

Here are a few topics that will be covered during the beginners series:

How do I prepare for my first yoga class?


Coming to a yoga class for the first time can be daunting; sometimes it feels like everyone knows what they're doing but you. Here are a few tips to make you feel more at ease in your first class:

Always remember, everyone has a first class; don't be afraid to ask the teacher for instructions or assistance. Most importantly, have fun! Don't feel intimidated or anxious during your first class; it is only a practice and everyone is on a journey just like you. Don't forget to breathe. For other frequently asked questions, visit our FAQ section.

Benefits of Yoga


Yoga is a healing system of theory and practice. It is a combination of breathing exercises, physical postures, and meditation that has been practiced for more than 5,000 years, originating in India. With Yoga, we can extend our healthy, productive years far beyond the accepted norm, and at the same time, improve the quality of our lives. Here is a list of comprehensive benefits that yoga can provide:

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