Calling All Beginner Yogis

Derek McMahon Brings His Beginner Series to BPY


If you are new to yoga, haven’t practiced for a while, recovering from an injury, or even looking how to take your yoga practice to the next level, you are definitely going to want to check out this BPY Workshop that will be held on three consecutive Saturdays – May 2nd, May 9th, and May 16th – from 12 noon to 2 PM.

In this three-part beginner’s series guided by Derek McMahon, you will explore the fundamentals of an Ashtanga-inspired vinyasa yoga practice with a focus on breath (pranayama) and postures (asana). This specific style of yoga places emphasis on linking the breath to movement into and out of postures with the intention of developing strength, flexibility, and balance within the practitioner. In general, this course is designed for those would like to learn in a friendly, relaxed environment regardless of physical strength or flexibility. Each class will start with a short discussion on various aspects of the practice, while each week we’ll explore various segments of a standard yoga class. The course outline is as follows:

Week 1: Sun Salutations and Standing Postures

Week 2: Standing Postures, Seated Postures, and Arm Balancing

Week 3: Backbends, Inversions, Shavasana

Additional Notes:

Please wear comfortable clothing suitable for exercise.

Cost of this Workshop:  $40 for series or $15 for a Drop In.  You may register and pay for your enrollment online or register online and pay in the studio.  Payment for workshops must be received one week in advance or you may lose your slot if the class becomes full.  Any questions, please contact us at

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