Are you ready to begin a yoga practice? Not sure where to start? Yoga teacher Greg Devlin offers suggestions to ease you into the practice:
What advice would you give to someone who is interested in starting a yoga practice?
“Take it slow. Don't be too hard on yourself. Find a slow steady breath and try to keep it the same no matter what posture you are practicing. Explore as many different styles and instructors as you can.”
How do yoga teachers attract more men to the practice?
“Many men, like myself, are not very flexible so I think it is important to point out that how far one can go into a posture is not important. A complete series of yoga postures should create a balance between strength and flexibility. Also the logical, scientific side of yoga could be appealing to many men as well.”
What makes your yoga classes great for all levels of students, including beginners?
“Most importantly beginners should feel comfortable in my class. I keep the postures basic. More seasoned practitioners are then encouraged to take more complex variations of the basic postures.”
How do you prefer potential students contact you if they would like more information?
"I enjoy spending time talking to students after class, so that is the best way to contact me: try the class and then chat with me afterwards."
Greg Devlin began his yoga practice at age 15. He completed his teacher training at Core Power Yoga in 2004, and started teaching yoga at Cook Park Recreation Center in Denver the following year. Check out Greg’s class on the first two Saturdays of every month, 9:15-10:30 a.m.