On the Mat – Try Yoga Today
Many of us know we would be healthier, fitter, if we take part in some kind of exercise several times per week. But each of us faces a different set of challenges to living our best life. For some it is timing – it is impossible to fit an exercise routine with working long hours and looking after a house and kids – while others worry that they aren’t fit or strong enough to start something new.
How many times have you heard, or used, these excuses?
- I’m not flexible enough for yoga.
- I am too fat for yoga.
- I have injuries that prevent me from yoga.
- I am too old for yoga.
- Yoga is for girls.
- I don’t have time for it.
- I don’t have yoga clothes.
- I can’t afford it.
- I don’t think I will fit in.
You know what’s so great about yoga? We have yoga values that make yoga inclusive to all groups of people. No other physical activity, sport, or movement is set on a foundation that is inclusive for everyone.
Before you start listing all of the reasons why you can’t possibly try yoga, let me warn you: I’ve heard every excuse in every book. And, I have a student that proves each and every one of those excuses are completely bogus.
I am an unconventional yoga teacher with unconventional students. My students range from ages 7-72. I have students in wheelchairs, students with knee and hip replacements, students that range from 80 pounds to 400 pounds, students who are pregnant and students who are athletes and teens.
I am a firm believer that yoga is for every BODY. In fact, I believe my job as a teacher is not done until every person has tried some form of yoga. Bringing yoga to the masses, if you will!
Yoga is hugely beneficial among mind, body, and soul activities. It combines physical poses, controlled breathing, and mediation to give an all around experience that isn’t exclusive to the physical body. There are so many different styles, teachers, and movements in the yoga world to truly make this practice accessible for every BODY.
We keep saying that yoga is for every BODY, but it seems like we are not truly living that message when it comes to social media. If you’re following accounts on social media of only skinny yogis with “perfect” bodies, and it’s making you feel bad about yourself, then it’s time to click the unfollow button.
Yoga is no longer an exclusive experience reserved for the skinny, beautiful and perfect (even though, it never really was in the first place). It is a tool for every BODY’s journey. You’ll see the magic that is happening in the yoga community once you start following accounts that are relatable and ran by people who inspire you. Start following yoga for plus size accounts, accessible yoga accounts, and accounts of people who show their struggle. The pureness in the yoga community is growing if you look in the right places. There’s now even inclusive yoga apparel companies, including YogaClub that offer sizes up to 3X!
If you have tried yoga and felt inferior or like you weren’t doing it “right,” then perhaps you weren’t in the appropriate class level or had the right teacher.
For Adults ( Parents, Grandparents)
Online, live or in person one to one sessions, in Geneva and Messery or via Zoom, at a time that suits you
Personal attention to focus on a tailored plan, or a specific issue.
A great idea if:
- you’re just getting started
- you have an injury/ niggle or complaint
- you want to focus on a particular pose
- Also, if you are a runner and want to have your running gait assessed – and a yoga plan to support your running.
You will be sent a recording of all sessions and come away with a home-practice plan.
After paying for your session here, you will be taken to complete a short form to provide some background information, what you would like to gain from the session, and what days and time suit you.
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