As a means of bettering not only my physical body but my mental and spiritual body as well I’ve been getting into Yoga a little. By this I mean I took Bikram class and just took a Power Yoga class this morning. This is to let everyone out there know how wonderful this Power Yoga class is.
There are multiple perks about this class. The first one being that it’s free. Yup! Totally free. Unless of course you do have a few bucks on you then I would definitely suggest donating. Although the class is not at all about that.
This small studio is located at Glendale and Branden in the Echo Park area. A few friends of mine take this class regularly and I had the pleasure of joining our friend Alyssa this morning.
The instructor of the class is absolutely amazing. He not only will come along and position you if your poses are slightly off but he is so darn encouraging. He talks through most of it, giving kind, encouraging words. Telling us things like “you need to be strong so you can be strong for others” and “you’ve already taken the first step by coming here and being here in this class”. Very motivating. Things I most certainly need to hear at this point in my life. He leaves time to meditate and stretch. If you don’t leave the class feeling physically and mentally invigorated than you must have done something wrong.
The most challenging thing for me was the stomach series. It’s the most challenging for everyone I think. It’s a series of ab poses that are not at all what I would call easy. Since this is so challenging though it poses a challenge to me to get to the point where I’m not pausing in between. He is all about just being there in the moment and making the attempt to be there. There’s no showing off, it’s for you and how much you think you can do. I was very nervous entering since I hadn’t been there before but once that washed away I was in the moment. It’s all different levels, all different types.
The class is only on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30. It goes until about 12. The class is strictly donation based. If you have cash to give, then give if you don’t then you spread the word. He just wants to practice with you and have you get something out of it for you. He’s not about making money or anything at all. So due to my unemployment state here I am spreading the word to everyone!
Also, this studio doesn’t have a name and can probably be missed pretty easily. It’s literally on the corner of Branden and Glendale, it’s a small blue house looking building. There is a singular sign on the door that reads FREE YOGA and then a bunch of other words.
I 100% know I will feel this tomorrow but I feel incredible. Every part of my being is refreshed and ready to take on the day! I highly recommend this class to anyone that can make it.
Hopefully I’ll see some of you locals there next week!