About a month ago, I bought a pass to a small local yoga studio. Journey Yoga in Arlington lets new students buy 3 classes for $30. Amazingly, they also offered a Yoga I class at a time that was perfect for my schedule.
At this studio, Yoga I focuses on the basics as a starting point or it can be a place to deepen your existing practice. I was really relieved to take a class described as a starting point. I am one of the least flexible human beings on the planet (seriously, I’m not exaggerating). My legs are like the world’s tightest rubber bands and my lines always involve some kind of bent knee.
I do not look like any of these people when I do yoga and that is ok!
I didn’t really know what to expect in my classes but I planned to give it my all. I was so excited during my first class when the instructor, Sabrina, immediately said not to worry if you couldn’t fold yourself in half or reach your legs over your head. She reminded everyone that yoga is about peace and balance and happiness. If being super flexible was the key to happiness then circus performers would be the happiest people on earth. Point to Sabrina.
I loved the three classes that I took at Journey. They were relaxing but challenging at the same time. It’s a small class so the instructor was able to come around and correct your posture – but she did it nicely and quietly so it was very constructive. Each class left me a little sore, but not out of commission. I quickly saw areas that I needed to work on between classes, like my balance (wow, I don’t have a lot of balance!).
If you’re in Arlington and are looking for a new studio, I really recommend Journey. They still have the same 3 classes for $30 special for new members and they also have a 4 classes for $50 holiday special going on (you can buy up to 3 of these – totaling 12 classes for $150). Their normal 5 class package is $90, which is still quite reasonable in this area. You can purchase and schedule classes online. They have a pretty good variety of different class types.
*This is not a paid or compensated review. The views expressed in this blog are simply my opinions.