5 Myths that keep you from doing Yoga and having the calm, peaceful lifestyle you deserve!
Myth #1: I’m not fit or flexible enough.
It does not matter! I teach Yoga to ALL BODIES. You do not have to be fit or flexible. You only need to show up with an open mind. Leave the rest to me. I will show you how to adapt the postures to your body. I have even had students attend just for the breathing and relaxation.
Myth #2: I will do it when things slow down and I’m not so busy and stressed out with life.
This is when you need it the most! Once you learn some basic techniques, I encourage you to incorporate Yoga into your life every day, even if it means just taking a few minutes to close your eyes and breathe.You will feel better and be more productive when you take just a little time and block it out for yourself first.
Myth #3: I’ll be the only one in the room who doesn’t know how to do everything.
You are not the only one. I love working with beginners. Most of my students have come to me with little or no experience, so you will be greeted with a supportive, positive environment.
I strongly suggest you first enroll in Yoga Foundations. I created this series of 8 weekly classes to take you, the brand new beginner, through the basics of Yoga so you will feel more confident and comfortable to attend Yoga classes anywhere.
It is also suitable for those who want to revisit the basics of Yoga. Even the advanced practitioner knows the value of keeping a “beginner’s mind.”
By the way, I’m still learning too!
Myth #4: I have an injury.
Don’t let this stop you! I have almost 20 years experience as a Massage Therapist and took additional training in Yoga Therapy. I facilitate a therapeutic method of Yoga and can meet you where you are. In fact, most of my students have limitations somewhere in their body. I do too.
If you have a pre-existing condition/injury, PLEASE let me know before class. I can offer adjustments and modifications so you can participate in class safely. You know your body and its abilities and limitations better than anyone, so first trust yourself. I will always encourage you to listen to what your body is telling you and offer suggestions if I see you struggling. Private sessions are also available.
Myth #5: I don’t have the right clothes or gear.
Just wear something you feel comfortable and safe in that will allow you to move your body freely. Sweatpants, leggings, tank tops, tee shirts, and gym shorts are some options. I prefer something fitted and then I layer looser clothing over the top. That way I don't worry about accidentally being exposed or having my shirt drop over my face when I bend forward.
I have plenty of mats and everything else you need to get started. If you have your own stuff, feel free to bring it.