Hatha and Restorative Yoga
Brooklyn-based yoga instructor Alexandra Moga says that the slower pace of hatha classes gives students the time to explore proper alignment and breathing, while developing an understanding of the postures.
“A restorative class can be good if you are looking for a deeply relaxing experience, as restorative classes generally only explore three to five postures which are supportive and allow you to let go of tension over the course of five to 10 minutes per posture,” she says.
Alexandra adds that some studios also have a ‘basics’ or ‘fundamentals’ class, which can be useful for newbies too. What to avoid? Power vinyasa and Bikram yoga.