Down Dog After 12 Days

I haven’t been to a yoga class since June 9th. That’s TERRIBLE but a necessary reality as I undertook a massive change (one I, quite frankly, underestimated). The last 12 days have been marked by scattershot nutrition, living in a disarrayed apartment, and hours upon hours of drive time. Getting to the yoga studio, or…

One Connected Problem

Today, 15 years into a fantastic, desk-bound career and nine days before the 14th anniversary of my 25th birthday, well, my body is messing with me. I need a massage and a heating pad. I also need yoga, and fortunately I have it at Downtown Yoga Memphis. I’ve seen three different teachers in the last…

Surrendered Moments

Recently, my yoga instructor, Amy at Downtown Yoga Memphis, began a class by telling us it was OK to “surrender.” And because she knows her studio can sometimes be full of Type A’s and skeptics, she went on with the context: Surrendering is not about giving up or giving in. It’s about being exactly where you…

When Your New Yoga Teacher Asks How You’re Feeling…

I had to tell her the truth. She asked as my three-week anniversary of joining her studio was just days away: “How are you? How does your body feel?” By text message, because, you know, she’s accessible, I let her know: I feel GREAT. With every class, things that I used to have, but neglected…

Yoga Notes – Champagne and Alignment

I attended Blake’s Yin class on Monday night and Amy’s Align and Let Go class tonight, Wednesday. First of all, let me just say how much I truly appreciate the culture of Downtown Yoga studio. Surely, Amy (as the owner) sets the tone. But every teacher I’ve taken a class from (so far Amy, Liz, LJ,…

Yoga Week 1 – Igniting the Habit

My first full week of the new yoga journey is now behind me. I attended five classes this past week and I’m asking myself: what took me so long to get into this? Downtown Yoga studio has a variety of classes and instructors to pick from, which, for a short-attention-span person like me, is a necessity….