Ready To Try Yoga?


Are you interested in trying Yoga? Unsure of what to expect, wear, or do? We have compiled information here, a yoga for beginners guide, to help you feel more confident on your first visit. The best way to get advice and your questions answered is to come by and talk to one of our Samadhi Hosts, who are at the front desk and ready to help with any questions you have, show you around our studio, and make suggestions of classes that will work for you. If you don’t have time to come by, feel free to call us at 303-736-2941, or email us.

Our Best Advice—Don’t Worry.

At Samadhi we do not focuses on the postures in class, so you are safe to practice at any level and know that no one (except for the instructor of course) is looking at you. We also have a diverse clientele, people of many different ages, levels and backgrounds.

New To Samadhi? Get a month of unlimited yoga for $30.

At Samadhi Yoga Denver we offer new students 30 days of unlimited yoga for just $30. If you have never taken class at Samadhi, come in to take advantage of this offer. This offer is only available to Colorado residents who have never taken a class at Samadhi.

Bonus!: New students receive 20% off on the yoga mat of your choice on your first visit.

Yoga for Beginners

Our Tips for Success

  • Avoid eating before class or eat a very light snack 1-2 hours before class.
  • Arrive 15-20 minutes early so that you have time to get situated and settled before class begins.
  • Wear comfortable clothing that allows you to move freely.
  • Yoga is practiced barefoot. Please remove your socks.
  • Blocks, straps, blankets and bolsters are available for you to use during class. Mats are available if you don’t own your own.
  • Check to be certain that your cell phone is off.
  • If you are new, introduce yourself to the instructor and share with them any injuries or concerns you may have.
  • Some teachers begin and or end class with a chant. This is meant to calm and center the mind and open the heart before we begin our yoga practice together. Feel free to join in or sit silently and begin to quiet your mind and ready yourself for yoga.
  • Always be good to yourself. Listen to your own body and follow what your personal needs are at all times. Never push yourself beyond your limits. Trust your intuition. Use your breath as your guide. If you cannot breathe smoothly and deeply, you may be working too hard. No one knows you like you! Be mindful throughout your whole practice. This mindfulness will grow in you and eventually extend out into your everyday life, opening doors for so much more.
  • Stay open. Some poses and even some classes will feel great, and others will not. Stay open and keep trying new things. With over 75 classes a week, you are certain to find exactly what fulfills your specific needs.
  • Please put yoga props neatly away in the cupboard after class.
  • Smile and enjoy your yoga practice. This is time for you!!
  • If you take a class that didn’t fit your needs, connect with our front desk staff, ask for suggestions of classes to try based on what you did and did not enjoy about any classes you take. We have a wide variety of styles and teachers.

What is yoga?

In the ancient language of Sanskrit from which the word yoga was born, yoga means union and it is built on the fundamental foundation of connection among all things. Created well over 5000 years ago, yoga was born out of a desire for greater personal freedom, health, long life and heightened self-understanding.

Today yoga offers these same benefits. Experienced as a moving meditation using asanas (yoga poses) and breath intricately linked together yoga opens us, strengthens us and calms us. Through a regular yoga practice we typically experience:

  • Stress relief, which also lowers cortisol in the body (known to cause excess belly fat)
  • Increased strength and flexibility
  • More muscle tone
  • Increased energy levels
  • Increased clarity
  • Weight management
  • Improved circulation
  • Improved sleep
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Increased sense of peace

How do I know which class is right for me?

For those who are just beginning to practice yoga, we recommend Yoga Basics, offered the first Sunday afternoon of each month, where you will learn basic poses and become familiar with your breath—all in a supportive and friendly environment. Here you will gain more confidence in the poses, learn how to deepen your breath and your focus and you will begin to mindfully build strength and flexibility. Taking the time to learn the fundamentals of your lifelong yoga program will greatly enhance your overall experience.

What should I bring to class?

Yourself, dressed in comfortable clothing that you can easily move in, and a mat if you have one. We have rental mats available for a very small price, but we highly recommend that you acquire your own personal mat. In order to supportyou and your practice, Samadhi offers new students 20% off the mat of your choice the day of your first visit.

What should I wear?

Athletic clothing that you can easily move in that is also flexible and non-binding. Yoga pants and a closer fitting shirt usually works great. No socks please. We practice barefoot for traction.

Should I drink water before class?

In most yoga traditions it is not recommended to drink water during class. Best to drink a little before and after, but of course listen to your body and drink water if needed during your practice.

What are the benefits of yoga?

The benefits of yoga are extensive. Not only does yoga affect the physical aspect of the body, it addresses the mind and spirit as well. Daily exercises are a great way to help alleviate the stress of your day and can bring a sense of well-being to your life. Here are some of the benefits:

  • Stress relief, which also lowers cortisol in the body
  • Increased strength and flexibility
  • More muscle tone
  • Increased energy levels
  • Increased clarity
  • Weight management
  • Improved circulation
  • Improved sleep
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Increased sense of peace

Who can practice yoga?

Yoga is comprised of many different practices ranging from regular poses (asanas), supported poses, breath work (pranayama) and meditation. Samadhi offers classes for everyone from beginner to those who want to levitate. Here are some sample classes that you and your loved ones can participate in:

  • Gentle Vinyasa
  • Vinyasa—All Levels
  • Restorative Yoga
  • Yin Yoga
  • Yoga Nidra