The best yoga classes in Astoria
A community of yogi’s in your neighborhood.
By THE YOGA STUDIO
Yoga in the Community
While The Yoga Studio in Astoria, Queens, is new to the community our location is not. We chose a place that had already been part of the yoga community here because we know how important it is to the people here. We wanted to continue serving the old and new yogis in our neighborhood because we are a part of it too.
Being part of a studio in your community brings your involvement with the practice to another level. Our community of instructors and students brings support to a yoga that can’t be gained from at home practice. Group yoga sessions have proven to add a social support network that benefits your mental health and commitment.
Yoga Together is Better
“Spending quality time with family, friends, and community—while also staying open to new relationships—is the secret to a happy, healthy life. One of the most powerful ways to forge more vital, lasting connections: yoga.”
Practicing yoga in a group has many benefits both on and off the mat. Whether you’re a beginner or expert yoga opens up an instant community of people who are there to both help and learn with you. Research from the University of Oxford has shown that exercise in a group can have numerous benefits that can help you and your practice.
When you practice yoga at a studio you give yourself a form of accountability for attending. Our own well being motivates us to connect to an activity like yoga but sometimes the couch calls at the end of a long day. Having a class of familiar faces to return to gives your yoga practice another motivation that we all sometimes need. You’re making yourself responsible to a group that is all in it together battling a busy life.
Committing to a regular yoga class also gives us dedicated time in our week to practice. When we aim to do yoga throughout our week at home other life events can often get in the way or distract us. Actually scheduling the time for your wellness makes it easier to keep up with and make time for in your busy life. For that reason The Yoga Studio offers classes from morning to evening in Astoria to help fit our busy schedules.
Be Part of Your Community
Joining The Yoga Studio in Astoria is a great way to meet new people in your community. Our location acts as a town square for yogis in the neighborhood that is always welcoming and supportive. Especially if you’re new to the area our yoga studio can be a great way to meet new people.
Combining an activity that already focuses on wellness with a supportive group setting can be great for your mental health. Socializing and interacting with other people, even it’s just a hello to a familiar face is an important part of good mental health.
One of the biggest benefits to doing yoga at a studio is the expert guidance of an instructor. At the beginning of your yoga journey it can often be frustrating and feel like you aren’t doing a pose right. Having an instructor there to direct you and the class through poses while bringing your attention back to breathing can help you become much more comfortable in the practice. Instructors are also there to offer encouragement. Yoga can have difficult poses and long periods of time you need to hold them. With someone there to help you have the physical and mental barriers can be keep you from getting discouraged.
Ready To Get Started?
At The Yoga Studio in Astoria we value our community of teachers and members. Together we create a welcoming atmosphere for those new and old to the practice. We offer a range of different classes to cater to more people than ever. No matter your experience or fitness we’re confident we can find a class that will fit you.