New To Yoga

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In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few.
~ Shunryu Suzuki, Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind

We are thrilled that you are choosing to start your practice at Octopus Garden. Visit this page for updates on any and all offerings of interest to the beginner yogi!

Drop-in Classes

We especially recommend these classes for those new to the practice:


Designed as both an introductory class for new students and an excellent way for experienced students to brush up on the basics, Beginners covers the essentials that form the foundation of a safe, effective, and enjoyable yoga practice, while exploring more deeply a specific aspect of the practice each week.


Suitable for students who are relatively new to yoga or looking to deepen their knowledge of foundational poses. Classes focus on the fundamentals of postures, including breathwork and attention to alignment, while incorporating dynamic flow and varied sequences.


Through the practice of mindfulness and meditation, this class teaches us how to be aware and awake to the present moment. We learn to see and accept things as they are, freeing our minds and opening our hearts. This class is free for members and pay-what-you-can for non-members with a suggested donation of $10 to $20 per class.


A deeply nourishing experience. Props and gentle movements are utilized to restore, relax and heal the body. This class is suitable for any level of experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

Before visiting us we recommend that you call our reception (416.515.8885) or if you have any questions! Otherwise, please visit our FAQ page to learn more about yoga and Octopus Garden.