New Students

NEW STUDENT SPECIAL:

2 Weeks Unlimited Yoga for $20

New to Yoga?

Welcome to Ocala Yoga Center

Ocala Yoga Center was founded with a vision to create a community that is conscious, connected, loving and playful. Our mission at OYC is to introduce our students to the essential teachings of yoga and to empower them with an accessible, challenging yoga asana practice.

We offer a wide variety of yoga classes to support a full range of students; from the beginner who is just looking to dip their toe in the water, to the seasoned yogi who has been practicing for years, we have a class and schedule to fit you.

OYC = a studio where all are welcome!

Flexibility is not a pre-requisite. A willing spirit is.

A Few Tips

Preparing For Your First Class

Arrive Early

Please arrive at least 10 minutes before class begins to complete new student paperwork and to receive a proper welcoming to our community. Please understand you may not be allowed into class if you are late.

What to Bring

Bring a yoga mat, towel and water to stay hydrated. If you don’t have your own mat we offer mat rental for $1 per class. For warm classes you will want to use your towel to wipe down your mat (and yourself) after class.

Wear Comfortable Clothes

Wear loose or stretchy clothing that will not restrict movement. Layers are best, as your body temperature changes throughout your practice. Yoga is practiced in bare feet, so be prepare to remove your shoes and socks.

Practice on an Empty Stomach

Avoid practicing with a full stomach. Depending on the class, refrain from eating 2 hours – 30 minutes before class. Drink plenty of water before class to remain hydrated throughout your practice.

Turn off Your Cell Phone

Your practice is a great time to disconnect and take time for yourself.  To minimize distractions, please silence your cell phone or leave it in the car when you arrive to the studio.

Deciding to begin a yoga practice is a choice to change your life.

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs

I have never done yoga before, how do I get started?
There are several ways for people to get started with yoga at OYC. First, be sure to check our schedule page and look for classes that are Level 1 or All Levels. These classes are suitable for beginners.
Is it safe to do yoga if I have an injury or medical condition?

In most cases the answer to that question is yes. In fact, yoga is excellent way to support the body in its healing process. However, you will want to inform your doctor or health care provider before you begin your practice, and be sure to let your teacher know what is going on so they can address your specific needs.

What style of yoga is right for me?
There are many different styles of yoga. Some styles are fast paced and vigorous while others are very gentle and slow-moving. All of the styles of yoga have benefits, so evaluating your individual needs and personality type will help point you in the right direction. We offer a wide variety of classes so be sure to read the class descriptions.
I just found out I am pregnant, should I do yoga?
Yoga is a great way to support your body and the newly forming body of your child. However, there are some precautions, so you will want to let your doctor know of your intention to practice yoga, and let your teacher know that you are pregnant. (Especially if you are in your first trimester).

New Student Special: 2 Weeks Unlimited Yoga for $20

Have a question? Feel free to reach out and we will be in touch!