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I have a few general yoga-related posts coming up (including a yoga wear round up, of course!), but I felt the need to give you an update today on my slowly blossoming yoga practice. Since before the holidays, I’ve consistently practiced yoga 6 days out of the week, and I think I’ve found my weekly yoga magic combination. A little bit of Iyengar, a little bit of Vinyasa (both heated and not), and my very favorite, restorative yoga. I love this schedule because it keeps things fresh, and it’s allowing me to figure out which specific direction, if any, I want to take. Also, I’m realizing that there’s absolutely no end to learning. Decades of learning. I mean, before trying yoga, I was concerned that not having specific, tangible goals for myself would take it’s toll. (You know how much I like tracking runs and times and so forth.) Then, after a few classes, I realized how much I wanted to attempt crow pose. Crow pose, people. That is my goal right now. Baby steps.

(If you are considering trying yoga and need a little confidence, read these inspiring comments.)

As you can imagine, practicing this much means I’m popping into my yoga studio quite frequently. I really love Ekam because everyone is so warm and non-threatening, and the space itself is new and beautiful. (And super clean – you know I’m a stickler about this.) To be honest, I had tried out many studios this past year and was starting to think I couldn’t find the trifecta of great teachers, clean spaces, and a robust schedule. Thank goodness one of my neighbors mentioned Ekam because it’s perfect for me.

I’m really excited because the radiant Alysa agreed to help me out with a giveaway for my local peeps. Ekam Yoga is offering 3 months of unlimited yoga to 1 lucky winner. You could go every day if you wanted, hell, you could go twice a day. Talk about some Zen, people. (And some majorly stretched out hammies.) To enter, click here for Ekam’s class descriptions and leave a comment telling me which class you’d like to try. You can also enter more than once – see details below. The giveaway ends January 20th. Good luck!

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COMMENTS (25)

Comments

  1. Stephanie says:

    This is awesome! I live in a small town in the Central Valley , with no Yoga studio nearby., but your inspiring words about practicing makes me wish we had an option.

  2. I’ve been out of practice for a few years due to my crazy Mom schedule and studio prices and locations. You’re posts are so inspiring and make me want to get back to my practice. Thank you!

  3. My plan for 2013 was to get back into Yoga. So much for that. But this year! It would be so good to feel good in my own body again.

  4. I love the idea of the Karma class!

  5. I would LOVE the Restorative or Sculpt class. Everyone keeps telling me to try yoga – but I just haven’t had the courage to buckle down and pay for classes! This would be awesome…

  6. Sculpt class!

  7. I would love to try the Vinyasa class.

  8. Wow, what a great giveaway for us locals! I’d LOVE to do the restorative class for de-stressing, but I’d also love to do the power sculpt and the sculpt/pilates after I have my daughter to get back in shape:).
    Stacey recently posted…Practical or Posh: Floral Print Pumps

  9. Vinyasa and the tune up class sound wonderful!

  10. I would like to try a Restorative class!!!

  11. Katie Greenlaw says:

    I’d love to try the Restorative class.

  12. Heated Flow.

  13. I’d love to try the Iyengar simply because I never have before. I also love vinyasa and a sculpt class :) I’m so close to the studio and would love to incorporate more yoga into my life. Thank you for hosting this!
    Jessica recently posted…Meal Plan: January 13-17th

  14. I can’t do crow yet either and it’s been two years for me. Here is an article I wrote recently for elephant journal about the fears of yoga newbies and how to get over them for anyone who wants to start a practice but is a little unsure: http://www.elephantjournal.com/2013/12/the-top-10-fears-of-yoga-newbies-how-to-get-over-them/
    Victoria recently posted…You Know it’s Christmas in South Florida When…

  15. So inspiring..thanks!

    Looking forward to your post on yoga wear. I’ve been taking a bikram class aprox. 3x/wk for about a year. I’ve been wearing the same exact top and bottom for every class. Bought at lulu. For a lot of cash. I can’t justify another top/bottom at about 60 bucks each when I am already spending 150/mo for the yoga. So I can’t wait to see what you’ve come up with. And hopefully it’s something other than lulu. I am not even that impressed. When I wore their tank for the first time (after I washed it), my white towel that we lay on our mat had turned the color of my tank after the sweaty class. ~namaste

  16. It’s not too far from my office and I want to try Restorative!

  17. I am in love with hot yoga! So the heated flow sounds awesome to me!

  18. Stephanie says:

    I would love to start at the beginning with the Foundations class. Practicing yoga is one of my new year’s resolutions. If I win this, I might actually be able to keep it!

  19. I would love to check out there Restorative class. It sounds like it is right up my alley.

  20. Foundations or Sculpt/Pilates for this newbie. Namaste.

  21. I love this studio!! Thank you for introducing me to it! Foundations, Sculpt/Pilates, Restorative…..

  22. My wife would love this. Any of the classes.

  23. Keep working on crow and it will come. I read something recently about how when things in your life start making sense, when you start finding the balance that you need mentally and emotionally, your yoga practice starts to fall into place. It’s amazing how much yoga can help everything else in your life make a bit more sense.

  24. I live in Oklahoma so I don’t need to be entered, but, I was wondering if eventually you might consider doing a review of YouTube yoga classes? There are lots of great yoga studios where I live but I’m on a budget.

  25. Helen mikkelsen says:

    Yoga tune up!

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