Come Yoga With Me


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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  • Stephanie

    January 13, 2014 at 9:10 am

    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.

  • Erica

    January 13, 2014 at 9:27 am

    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!

  • Calee

    January 13, 2014 at 9:44 am

    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.

  • Kristen Howerton

    January 13, 2014 at 10:14 am

    I love the idea of the Karma class!

  • Lauren

    January 13, 2014 at 10:26 am

    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…

  • MarkHowerton

    January 13, 2014 at 10:42 am

    Sculpt class!

  • Megan @ Mama Bub

    January 13, 2014 at 10:48 am

    I would love to try the Vinyasa class.

  • Stacey

    January 13, 2014 at 10:57 am

    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:).

  • Tracy

    January 13, 2014 at 11:10 am

    Vinyasa and the tune up class sound wonderful!

  • Lisa

    January 13, 2014 at 11:12 am

    I would like to try a Restorative class!!!

  • Katie Greenlaw

    January 13, 2014 at 11:32 am

    I’d love to try the Restorative class.

  • Brandi

    January 13, 2014 at 11:44 am

    Heated Flow.

  • Jessica

    January 13, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    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!

  • Victoria

    January 13, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    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/

  • angela

    January 13, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    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