Easing Back into an in-Person Yoga Class in 2022

If you’re thinking about getting back to an in-person yoga class in 2022, you’re not alone. So many people have opted for online classes over the last two years, and while these are still popular and important, many of us have started to crave the same human interaction we had before the pandemic. There are a couple of ways to go when it comes to getting back into the swing of things with in-person yoga. The key is to be gentle, to always do what you can to protect your health, and to keep an eye on what is happening with the virus, as things are still continuing to change quite quickly.

Host Your Own Yoga Class with a Partner or Loved One

If you’re keen on starting with an in-person yoga class sometime soon, starting with a session alongside a partner or a loved one is an easy option to explore. I may even go as far as to call it the path of least resistance. Doing so will not only allow you to feel like you’re doing yoga with someone else again, but it will be helpful to encourage you to get out of a comfort zone that might have originated from the original lockdown period. Confidence boost aside, it’s a lot easier to find your groove and get into a routine when someone else is part of the process too.

Get Together With Friends for a Group Class

Getting together with friends for a group class is a step up from doing so in pairs. Because you will be doing the session with people you know and trust, it will be a lot easier to feel more comfortable as you go about it. Discuss any individual requirements from everyone upfront (a WhatsApp group is perfect for this), and respect those who want to wear masks all the way through as much as those who don’t, but are happy to maintain their distance. Getting vaccinated remains a personal choice, but it does help make everyone feel more comfortable if the entire group is on the same page about this.

Visit Your Nearest Yoga Studio

Once you are ready to get back out there in the world, you can visit your nearest yoga studio and reconnect with your instructor. They’ll be more than happy to see you, and will have had enough time to iron out any health-related quirks related to hosting in-person classes by now. You don’t need to be a guinea pig for a new instructor if you don’t want to. If you’re doing in-person yoga at a studio for the first time, as for recommendations from your friends and family first.

Online Yoga Class For Greater Peace of Mind

If the COVID-19 situation changes overnight, or you simply don’t have the confidence to attend an in-person yoga class yet, I don’t blame you. Everyone has been affected by the pandemic, and in many ways the mental health effects are only just starting to come to the fore now that enough time has passed to begin processing everything. It’s never a bad option to do an online yoga class instead. Whatever makes you most comfortable and offers additional peace of mind is a winning decision in my books. Try one of my free online yoga classes if you’d like, or reach out about joining a remote class or private session if you’re keen to practice directly with me this year.