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What questions should I ask a yoga teacher before starting yoga classes?

Here are some questions that you may want to ask your yoga teacher before starting yoga:
  • Where did you learn to teach yoga? Are you certified? Do you have references?
  • May I try out a class before signing up?
  • Do you offer different levels of yoga? What are they?
  • Are you on my insurance plan?
  • Do you have a daily yoga practice yourself?
  • Do you suggest a particular attire?
  • How often do you offer classes? Do you recommend that I attend a certain number of classes a week?
  • I'm pregnant. How will that affect my participating in class?
  • I have arthritis. Do you have experience teaching yoga to people with my condition?
  • Can you suggest certain books, tapes or DVDs that will add to what I'm learning here?

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