You all know I’m trying to take care of myself lately. . . physically, emotionally, nutrition, everything. I went far too long not listening to my body. Sure, I was healthy (running 6-7 days a week for months), but I wasn’t valuing what my body needed/wanted.
During the honeymoon Zach and I discussed the importance of prioritizing my yoga practice again. I know from the past how much I get out of a strong and consistent yoga practice, but I’ve allowed myself to focus on other elements of my life. Well, I am making a vow to change that! And last night I took my first step and took a class at Kindness Yoga in the Cherry Creek neighborhood of Denver.
Kindness Yoga has multiple studios all over the Denver area and offers a GREAT variety of classes darn near every 15 minutes during peak times. Talk about convenient! I had no problem finding a class that would fit my schedule, my only struggle was picking which one! I ended up going with a Vinyasa 2/3 class at the Cherry Creek studio and could not be happier with my choice!
The studio itself is located right off 1st avenue, centrally located and easy to find, which unfortunately means parking is challenging. Plan to park in one of the garages or just give yourself a few minutes to find metered parking (1$ an hour) like I did.
My first impression of the studio was positive. There is a small changing area for men and woman, a small-ish but beautifully decorated studio with mirrored wall and beautiful paintings on the wall. And I’m going to be honest with you. . . the teacher (who greeted me and helped me register) was definitely attractive. That’s always a positive, right ladies? No? 🙂
Something positive right off the bat that I recognized about the class was that I was the only new person in the class. All of my classmates were regulars and on a first-name basis with the instructor. I love that — it tells you the class is worth visiting when people keep coming back.
Personally for me, 60 minute CHALLENGING yoga classes are where it’s at. And that’s exactly what I got with this class. It was a 2/3, so I expected it, but boy did I get what I paid for. When we held a plank before sun A, I knew it was going to be a good one. When classes start going over 60 minutes (think 90 minutes) it starts being more of a mental challenge than physical challenge for me, so I have to be in the correct mindset.
We did a Sun A set followed by a Sun B set that the instructor flowed through at the perfect pace. I REALLY loved that he switched it up for our third rotation as variation definitely keeps my mind and muscles interested. The flow included a lot of Warrior 3, side plank and twists <—- 3 of my favorite things. By the time we were cooling down, I was shocked that we were already finished but sufficiently wiped out.
Overall I LOVED my experience at Kindness and am already looking into another class for Friday after work. Perfect way to wrap up the week if I do say so myself :).
While I was registering, I noticed that they had an unbeatable offer for new clients right now!
30 days for 30 bucks? HELLO! Honestly where can you find a deal like that? I can’t recommend enough to my Denver locals, go check out a class! You will not be dissapointed. And do like I did and pick up the 30/30 deal, because you’ll be going back 🙂
Question of the Afternoon: What makes a good yoga class for you?