I started practicing yoga about three years ago and received my teacher training a few months ago. Never was a hippie dippie person so I definitely focused more on the physical practice at first. Over time, the practice has definitely improved my health both mentally and physically.
My perception is that it's pretty intimidating for beginners to attend a yoga class (that's how I started), much like stepping into a weight room for the first time. So my question is this: if I were to host free / donation based yoga classes targeted at beginners to help you gain strength, flexibility, and balance, would you be interested?
One of the goals I have this year is be more involved in the community, and be intentional about giving back. The money would go to a charity, maybe on a monthly rotation as I have no interest in becoming a full-time yoga teacher. The classes would have to be based outdoors since I don't have free indoor space.
Based in Seattle (so weather could be prohibitive, but TBD). If this seems like a fun idea and you or someone you know may be interested in building this up with me, hit me up! Questions? Ask away!
Maybe include practice videos to start with at home, show them what people wear, and give them some terminology definitions.
Then if the first class is also free the beginners will be more likely to come.