Start your practice with folk

Start your yoga and fitness practice at your own pace, in your own time. Folk has been introducing people to yoga for 26 years. Our unique method of teaching beginners uses a combination of recorded classes, instructional videos, and interactive practices delivered by our team of expert instructors. We invite you to explore our offerings to find what works for you. Welcome to our community!

3 easy ways to GET STARTED!

Sign up for our Intro Offer – First Month at only $79. Get full access to our yoga and fitness classes. Or simply drop-in at $30 at any of our 5 studios.


Join other yoga beginners in your first ever yoga 101 class! Classes are offered in-person once a month at every location. Pick any Yoga 101 class from the schedule below.


Learn how to practice yoga in a series of 10 online classes!

PS – We have six locations in San Francisco including: NOPA/Lower Haight20th Street (Mission)Nob HillNoe Valley, and Inner Richmond.

Yoga 101

Beginner Classes

What to bring to your first class

  • For yoga classes, bring your own yoga mat! We do not provide rentals at this time. Props are provided and sanitized after each class.
  • Shop Mats Here!
  • Arrive 15 minutes before class. Doors will be locked five minutes before class.
  • Introduce yourself to other students in the room and learn something about their practice. Folk SF is a community yoga studio and school. We encourage everyone to keep it friendly, open and fun for everyone.
  • Have Fun!

Class etiquette

  • Make a reservation before coming to class: There are no on-site transactions at this time. Book a class here.
  • Arrive early for class: Doors will be locked 5 minutes before the class start time. Late arrivals are not permitted. We strongly recommend arriving 15 minutes early.
  • Stow your personal items: Please only bring in wallets and very valuable items to class. Other items (bags, shoes, etc.) can be stored in the cubbies. The door will be locked for security.
  • Water. We do not carry plastic water bottles, but you will find naturally purified water to fill up you personal water bottle. Both hot and cold, please help yourself!
  • Odor-free space: Make sure that your body, your clothes and your mat are clean and odor free. Please do not wear perfume, cologne, after shave, essential oils, or scented antiperspirant, shampoos, or conditioners. Just like natural body odors, these artificial odors will be intensified by the heat of the practice. This includes all “natural” or “organic” scents as well.
  • Leaving early: Do not leave during Savasana (Final Relaxation). If you must leave early, please inform the teacher before class that you need to leave early.
  • Returning props: Please sanitize and return all props back to their proper place after class. Your instructor will provide further guidance.

Questions? Contact us!