This past Sunday I headed to Alexandria, VA for a yoga class at Honest Soul Yoga.
Yoga is one of the few workouts I’ve just never been able to get into. I’ve gone to various classes and have had a lot of different experiences. I’ve loved hot yoga but have never gone long enough to see the benefits of the practice.
When I arrived at Honest Soul Yoga, I’ll admit that I was a little nervous. After my Sweetgreen experience, I was scared that I’d enter a room full of men and women who would kick my yoga practicing tail… but I didn’t. The women were so strong and amazing and although they could do WAY more than me, the studio itself was such a non-judgemental place! Maybe that’s a weird thing to say, but trust me, I’ve been to one too many studios where I feel so out of place.
The studio owner and instructor Suzie welcomed me, made me comfortable, and introduced us to her style of practice. She also had an assistant who went around the room and helped us get further into the various positions, which I loved. There were many times when I thought I was low enough or had a flat back, but with the assistants help was able to get deeper into the position. I got SO much more out of the class because of the assistant’s help.
I left the class on Sunday feeling so energized and loose. I honestly hadn’t felt that way in quite some time. Suzie’s class made me want to practice yoga more and to make it a regular thing.
Suzie is running a new student special which I’m thinking of buying. $50 for 20 days of unlimited classes is pretty awesome, but the drop-in price isn’t bad either if you’re just looking to try out a new studio.
After yoga Neal and I went to lunch at Genghis Grill, which was a new to us restaurant.
I ordered the Grilled Steak Salad which was grilled Korean BBQ steak on top of a bed of spring mix, cabbage, red onions, bell peppers, carrots, green onions, and sesame seeds. It was delicious!
Genghis Grill is known for their “create your own bowl” option, but I really enjoyed the salad and Neal loved the Korean BBQ tacos he ordered.
After the 3 mile run on Saturday, going to yoga was just what I needed. It got me out of my comfort zone and pushed my body to do things that I don’t normally do via football, spin, and running. I definitely want to make yoga more a part of my life moving forward…