Why I Embrace the Type B Yogi Inside of Me

justbreatheThose of you who know my yoga practice know that my two favorite poses out of all the yoga poses that exist in the world are pigeon pose and legs up the wall. I am also partial to supported bridge pose (out of all the backbends one can choose from) and anything else that can be done while lying on my back.

Sure, I can rock out a pretty phenomenal crescent lunge and, if I’m feeling peppy, one or two arm balances. But I’m not the type of person who will engage in chaturanga push-ups just for funsies and, if my teacher asks for special requests, I will not ask him or her to focus on the abs. What am I? A monster!?

So I embrace the slower side of yoga. The aspects I can relax into. Melt into.

And not just because I’m lazy.

Though I am. Lazy, that is.

Rather, I embrace the breathing and the quiet and the slow stretching because these things have done more to make me healthy than anything else I’ve done my entire life. They have gotten me off my SSRIs. They have brought me inner peace (in spurts… let’s not go crazy). And they have taught me how to respond to life in a healthier way.

So hells yes. Call me Type B. I don’t mind it. In fact, I think maybe you should embrace the Type B side of yourself, too.

I typically teach vinyasa yoga. Which is one of the more cardio-heavy yogas out there. When you take one of these classes, you definitely move, and you definitely work up a sweat. But I’m excited to have the opportunity to teach the stuff that really speaks to me… the stuff that I usually only get to sneak in at the very beginning and the tail end of class.

This coming February, I’ll be teaching a three-week restorative yoga series, Three Weeks To Inner Peace, at Verona Yoga. Each of these classes will focus on a different means of turning inward. Check it:

Week One: Meditation Techniques | Sunday, February 8, 3:30 – 5 p.m.
Week Two: Restorative Poses | Sunday, February 15, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
Week Three: Yin Yoga + Yoga Nidra | Sunday, February 22, 4 – 5:30 p.m.

The price for any single class in this series is $20. For those who can commit to the full three weeks, the cost is $50. Not bad, right? So come on out. Be lazy with me. Breathe in the good shit, and breathe out the bullshit.

You can pre-register here.

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