Owners at Durango community yoga center

Getting Started

New to Yoga?

Yogadurango offers a variety of yoga classes for all levels. But if you are brand new to yoga, we recommend you start with our free Yoga Basics Workshop offered about once a month, or the Thursday morning Beginner Yoga class with Joan.

Once you have attended a Yoga Basics or Beginner Yoga class talk with your instructor about which classes would be appropriate for you.


  • Be on time
  • Turn off your cell phone
  • Avoid eating for two hours before class
  • Please inform your instructor of any injuries or illnesses
  • Respect the quiet space upon entering the studio
  • Avoid wearing synthetic perfumes and scents; typically, essential oils are fine

Above all....Be compassionate with yourself. Breathe, listen to your body and honor the place you are in. Yoga is not a competition. There is plenty of time to watch your development as your practice progresses.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What do I wear?

A: Comfortable workout clothes are fine (shorts, sweatpants, tanktops, tee shirts, etc.). We practice yoga barefoot, so leave shoes and socks outside the studio.

Q: What do I bring?

A: If you have a yoga mat, bring it. Also bring your own water bottle and a towel, especially for hot yoga classes.

Q: Do you have yoga mats and props available to borrow?

A: Yes. We have yoga mats available to rent for $1 if you don't have one or are visiting Durango from out of town, but it's healthier to use your own yoga mat. All other yoga props (blankets, blocks, straps) are provided. Please bring your own mat for Hot Vinyasa class.

Q: How early do I need to be there for my class?

A: It's a good idea to arrive 10-15 minutes before the start time of your class or series, especially if it's your first time to Yogadurango.