This past Sunday I had the privilege of teaching community yoga at the lululemon athletica store in Marlton, NJ. Our local lululemon store teamed up with the fabulous Off the Mat Philly/South Jersey throughout the month of November for a food drive benefiting the Food Bank of South Jersey & offering free community yoga each Sunday morning at 9:30am. Drop off locations for the food drive are also at area yoga studios. Read more at http://yogacommunityfooddrive.blogspot.com/
The focus of my class was on the mantra “So Hum,” which translates to “I Am” in sanskrit. Yoga is the practice of letting go & creating space in the mind & body. Through the pranayama & vinyasa practice I invited everyone to listen to the wisdom of their inner truths (satya). I also incorporated a vata-pacifying sequence to help root & ground after the upheaval of the weather the past few weeks here in the northeast.
My good friend & vegan chef, Christina Martin of Vegan Patisserie, was sweet (pun intended) enough to bring in special post-yoga treats for everyone. Christina made vegan chocolate chip cookies & raw cacao date balls. They were snatched up quickly after class!
Teaching this sweet Sunday community class filled me with gratitude & opened my heart to wanting to teach more group yoga classes again. This past year I have primarily been teaching in-home yoga sessions & prenatal yoga. Filled with gratitude my path of bliss became clear & I am now putting it out to the universe that I want to teach group classes at a yoga studio!