Beginners, this is for you!
Since we opened six months ago, we've taken over 13,000 bookings, and 72% of those are people who classed themselves as a beginner or someone who had never done yoga before.
Since starting Barre classes we've had a grand total of 11 people who had ever done Barre before.
We are yet to have someone join a Callanetics class that had done it before.
And all of these new brave people who decided to give it a go, have survived. Flourished. Many of them have adopted a regular practice and grown stronger and more confident every day.
Zero Point isn't full of people who know what they're doing. It's full of people willing to do what they need to do to get where they want to go.
Yoga is absolutely nothing to do with achieving big bendy shapes, but everything to do with how you judge your abilities on the way.
You don't need to wait for a beginners specific class to start. You just need to start.
If a class has twenty people, there will be twenty very different practices going on simultaneously. There will be twenty different body shapes, twenty triggers to each shape, and twenty different mental battles.
There will be self conscious moments, and moments where it feels hard, and moments that make you uncomfortable - that's where the growth is.
A class is a held space to explore your relationship to your body, and to return home there.
Whether you do the shapes the same as the teacher does or whether you fold in child's pose and sob - it's all a valid part of this sacred practice.
We teach from the Tantric discipline which focuses on an embodied experience, the Anusara discipline which gives easy to follow cues (in English) and from a place of total loving respect for every person who walks through our door and where they are at that moment.
Some days you'll flow lightly through a practice, some days you'll feel like the tin man, some days you'll rest, some days you'll cry, and all of it is Yoga.
But every day you step into the studio you'll be embraced by the warmth of the community and teachers, and you'll feel a little more like you've arrived home each time.