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Jul 12th

“I choose peace” is my mantra

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I came to yoga about 2 years ago here at Nourishing Storm. I had just a little exposure to yoga before I came here. I started yoga mainly to help with my flexibility and hopefully get some peace of mind. From my first Saturday class with Megan I felt welcome by everyone. This is truly a judgment free zone. I have found a place where I can go to help my body, mind and spirit. There are days when I’m struggling with just life in general and going to yoga helps because it is  totally a positive experience. I walk out of the studio feeling much better than when I walked in. I like the mix of instructors and what each brings to their class.

I have become stronger physically and this helps on a daily basis with my job and also with doing day to day tasks around  the house. I like to hike and yoga has helped me with the physical part but also has made me slow down and  appreciate the beauty in nature. I plan to get to some of Kristin’s SUP yoga this coming summer , sounds like it will be another great experience.

“I choose peace” is my mantra for now.

-Alice

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May 30th

A little angel in my kindergarten class led me … where the real shifts began!

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The first time I tried yoga, I didn’t like it. Not even a little!

I dropped out of the class after a few sessions, thinking I was better off running or doing something different that burns more calories. I had NO idea how WRONG I was until years later.

Over time I began having issues with stress and high blood pressure. The word yoga began resurfacing over and over again in my world. The most obvious sign was the free yoga sessions offered at work, taking place in a room right next to my classroom. 😊 After giving it another try, I couldn’t have been more amazed with the positive results. I knew this was the start of something very good for me but it wasn’t until a little angel in my kindergarten class led me to Nourishing Storm, where the real shifts began.

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Apr 16th

I find that, on my yoga mat

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To the left: Tina (our NS Team Member of the month;
To the right: Sue (our Yogi of the Month)

What I like most about yoga is that it is a journey.  There is no stress in practicing if you just remember that every day is a journey, and every class is an opportunity – to be present, to grow, to challenge yourself, and to take time to take care of yourself.  And, sometimes, taking time to take care of yourself is the challenge.

My whole life has been about a journey – always moving, changing jobs, changing environments, working to change my existing world.  I embrace that, but it can be overwhelming, and you can feel that your journey is going nowhere. Slowing down, and finding direction, is important on your journey, and I find that on the yoga mat.  Sometimes you think you are going nowhere, fast, and what you have to figure out is what is blocking you. I find that, on my yoga mat.

I have practiced yoga for a very long time, but when I first moved to Hatboro in 2005, my practice lapsed because I couldn’t find a local place that I liked.  When Nourishing Storm came to town and my husband John was also interested in checking out yoga for the first time, we went together, and both of us found a path – paths that cross but aren’t exactly the same.  As I’ve recommitted to practicing yoga in the past few years, the instructors at Nourishing Storm have really helped me take my practice deeper, to take my journey in new directions. The mindfulness incorporated into every class helps me to slow down and turn inward.  And I have loved the opportunity to go off in new yoga directions – yoga hikes, yoga dance!!

As a fairly shy person, I feel like I have found a welcoming community at Nourishing Storm. On my yoga journey, the yogis at Nourishing Storm are my guides, my source for inspiration and motivation, and my friends.   -Sue

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Feb 8th

I saw it the day I was meant to find it

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A hard core gymnast from 3rd to 11th grade, daily training, tough workouts, dance classes and stressful competitions were the norm. Competitive fencing replaced gymnastics and then martial arts eventually became my focus for more than a decade after that. Lured by the idea of cross-training, an afternoon bike ride with friends somehow morphed into 25+ years ( and still counting) of racing bicycles both on and off-road. To say I love athletic competition is an understatement. (more…)

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Nov 30th

Rising Up to Greater Heights

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I am a Soldier and have been in the military for 29 years. I was brought to yoga to increase my flexibility from years of running and not properly stretching. I started doing some on-line and video yoga workouts in 2014. After a knee surgery in 2015 I knew I really had to challenge myself to increase my flexibility so I started to attend some local classes. A friend was teaching classes at the local library and I started to attend her classes.

I fell in love with yoga and the way it not only made my body feel but also my mind and spirit. Soon I was attending every possible class I could. The transformation that I could see in myself gave me the desire to one day help others achieve the same. In 2015 I knew that one day I would embark on a path to be a yoga instructor. In 2016 my work transferred me 350 miles across the Pennsylvania (from Erie to Philadelphia).

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