Most likely, many of you have heard a lot about the benefits of yoga, your friends have been practicing kundalini, hatha, and ayengaras for a long time, and it seems that you are also ready for your first class. There's "not much" left: choosing the right yoga center. Choosing a yoga center is not as easy as, say, a pool or a gym. If in the latter two cases you can only take into account the proximity to home and the price policy, then whether your yoga practice will be successful in one or the other center depends on many factors. The place where you start practicing is better to choose by geography. But at the same time, I would advise to focus on studios/centers/schools of yoga with full, at least one and a half hour classes, and not fitness clubs, where yoga is often taught not by certified yoga teachers, but by ordinary fitness instructors with superficial knowledge about the subject. Status club is not a guarantee that here you will get the maximum benefit and pleasure from the practice. However, this factor should be taken into account. If the center has existed for a long time, it is periodically written about in the media, or you have heard a lot of good things about it from your friends, it deserves to take a look at it. It's about the same situation with eminent teachers. Yoga teacher can be very good, he may have a lot of enthusiastic followers, but again, this is not a guarantee that you will like his lessons. He may not be a teacher of your level or direction of yoga. It's important to feel sympathy, trust, and respect for your yoga teacher. The old adage "When the student is ready, the teacher comes" is true at every level of practice. I think choosing a yoga teacher is somewhat like choosing a stylist, a driving teacher or a massage therapist. No matter how much your friends praise a professional, no matter how experienced he or she is, you come to the person you feel comfortable with. And this is very individual. The main thing is that you should be comfortable. Cramped halls, not very clean floors, stuffiness, noise - all this is unacceptable for the yoga center. The studio should have a comfortable place to change clothes, a checkroom, a shower with a restroom, a cooler with water. And, of course, you need a standard set of equipment that is required by the occupants: mats, plaids, blocks and belts. Before your first class be sure to inform the instructor that you came to yoga for the first time. If necessary, tell him or her what limitations you have for physical exercise: recent injuries, illnesses or surgeries. Probably, some asanas you cannot do at this stage, or need to do their simplified variants. The instructor will explain this to you. And the main thing - do not be lazy to try and find new places until you will feel comfortable in your studio, that this is your second home, your home to work on yourself, on your body and mind. Have a good practice!