A new year means another chance to start fresh, to get yourself and your yoga business out of ruts…

As we all buy new calendars for the office and welcome 2022, the classic “New Year, New You” kind of resolutions are fun to think about — hey, we all can find ways to improve, right?

But as a yoga instructor, a new year is also the perfect time to start thinking about the types of yoga classes you want to offer in your studio. (Think “New Year, New Classes.”)

To help you start thinking about what classes you’d like to offer in the new year, we reached out to a few experts in the field to see what yoga studios should be offering to freshen things up in 2022.

11 New Yoga Classes to Add to Your Studio

1. Vinyasa Philosophy Flow

Nancy Gerstein is a certified yoga teacher and author, and she teaches a Vinyasa Philosophy Flow, which she describes as a combination of traditional vinyasa “with the philosophy of yoga.”

2. Yoga for Anxiety Relief

For Nancy’s anxiety relief classes, she helps her clients focus on “everyday matters,” teaching them to “reframe and work through counteractive thinking.”

3. Yoga Teachers Class

This is a “yoga teachers only” kind of class Nancy offers, where she takes the time to discuss postures, philosophies, students, how to move forward and expand teachings.

4. Kids Mindfulness/Yoga Class

Mindfulness expert and yoga teacher Lindsay Miller thinks more studios need to offer mindfulness and yoga classes (or a combination of both) to kids. “Mindfulness can make such a huge difference for kids at school and at home,” Lindsay says — “in terms of emotional regulation, communication and focus.”

5. Family Yoga Class

Bobbi Hamilton of Chi Universe let us know that family yoga classes are a great way for parents “to get in a stretch, workout, and playtime with the kiddos!”

6. Chair (or Seated) Yoga for Seniors

Julia Jacobson works for Bold, an online fitness company for older adults, and she’d love to see more yoga classes geared to older adults by offering classes with “uncomplicated poses, and modifications, like yoga positions you can do while seated.” She says older adults are also interested in “exercises that don’t put additional pressure on the knees, which can sometimes happen in yoga, so it’s important to offer classes that can work around this.”

7. Chakra Yoga

Ann Syson of Tranquil Warrior Yoga and Life Coaching would like more yoga studios to offer Chakra yoga classes — with a focus on “breathwork and meditation” to “balance the Chakras.” 

8. Aerial Yoga

Yoga instructor and Senior Fitness Editor for MyBeautik, Sara Faravelli is interested in seeing more aerial yoga classes in the new year. “Aerial yoga incorporates elements of traditional Hatha and Iyengar yoga poses,” Sara says, “but with silks and hammocks for support. The idea is to access parts of your body that you might not otherwise be able to reach and work out muscles that aren’t usually used in a typical practice.”

9. Body Rolling

Sara Faravelli also let us know about Body Rolling, which is a “form of tissue work that can release restrictions in the fascia, increase range of motion, and heighten body awareness.”

10. Doga

Yep, this one is just what it sounds like, and Julien Raby of The Yoga Nomads let us know about it. As the name suggests, Julien says doga is “fun yoga for dog lovers,” where the students’ dogs are a part of the session. “It is a fun way to spend time with your four-legged best friend and stay healthy,” Julien points out. “It helps destress and reduces anxiety.”

11. Power Yoga

Natalia Maldonado of Warrior Life Code is a yoga teacher and wellness advocate, and she suggests more studios offer power yoga classes in the new year. She adds that the classes should focus on “body parts that tighten due to weight training, biking, and running. Therefore the chest, shoulder, back, quadriceps, legs, and hips are all affected. Flexibility and strength are the primary goals. It’s the perfect class for those who have short attention spans and wish to move at a speedier pace.”


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