I recently found myself back in class on the yoga mat at Good Vibes, a beautiful studio in Collingwood
. It felt like I was coming home to myself and greeting a new home in myself.
I struggled to go to classes over the recent years because I couldn’t find a teacher that taught the style that I was after. I knew I did not want a class that was defined by teachers insisting on perfect poses or extremely structured classes. However I did want to be in the collective flow of a group. There is a quiet strength in practicing by yourself and then also moving together in a class. Moving in our own ways together makes it easier to grow momentum.
Our bodies are here to make shapes. To move, to flow, stretch and play. To move in whatever way and form that we currently need. Sometimes you end up learning new shapes. There is no right or wrong way to make a shape, or to transition from one shape to the next.
A soft focus can be equally powerful as the classes with the strong poses. Intuitive slow movements, a time for experimentation and exploration of our physical body, our mental and emotional space.