Not Quite A Yogi


I really enjoy yoga.
And thus far, I've only taken 10 or so classes, so I'm still very much learning.

But there was a Groupon last month for spin and yoga classes at a studio called Breathe. And so far my friend and I have only taken spin classes (which really kick your butt!).  So we decided to go to our first yoga class last night.

We both tried Yin Yoga for the first time, which is a type of yoga where you hold the positions for a longer amount of time than Flow Yoga, which is a little more common. And we really lucked out because we were the only ones in class.  
It was really tough!  But so rewarding.

Our instructor was great; she explained each position, why inverts are so important internally and externally, she laughed with us when we absolutely couldn't hold positions for as long as she wanted to, we were definitely in this together.

She said every time you go to your yoga mat, it takes courage.  Courage to work with a new instructor, courage to do what is asked, courage to push through the (sometimes) pain, and courage to find an inner strength.  And it really spoke to me. 


Afterward I felt strong,
And accomplished.
And happy.

I'm not quite a yogi, at all, but I'm sure getting there!


  1. Good for you girl! I'm still working up the courage to go to a yoga class. So inspiring.

    1. Lauren, once you go, you'll be hooked. And from what I've experienced so far, everyone in the class is so supportive of newcomers! They just want to share the greatness that is yoga.

  2. I LOVE spin classes, but I haven't done them in so long that the bike now scares me... haha with that being said- yoga is also awesome! Here's to you for doing it!! :) It kicks your butt, but it does feel great after.

    1. I hadn't done a spin class in 4 years. It's a little weird at first, but it's just like riding a bike... ha! But really, you should hop on again!

  3. I love this!! I must start going to a class again soon too. I actually signed up for a class next week at a place by my house! I miss it so much...