I like to compare finding yoga to finding love…. both find you when you are not looking. In my case, yoga found me five months ago. At the time, I did not realize what an impact yoga would have on my life, and how it would shape me into the person I am today.
Prior to joining Nourishing Storm, I practiced yoga through a course at Temple University. During this course, I had the opportunity to learn about the eight limbs of yoga in conjunction with practicing Ashtanga yoga. However, upon the course concluding, I did not continue my practice. I had always been more focused on building/toning muscle through lifting and neglected what was truly right for my body in terms of exercise.
At the end of my sophomore year of college, I decided to stop lifting and try a yoga in an effort to change up my exercise routine. However, I found more than a means of exercising. Yoga has taught me a great deal about what it means to be aware of both your mind and body. In addition, it has allowed me to grow, to challenge myself, and express myself in a new way. Further, my yoga practice has made me more mindful not only of myself but others.
The people at Nourishing Storm have helped me deepen my practice and have supported me on my yoga journey. I have had the opportunity to experiment with meditation and create mantras to keep in mind throughout my day. These mantras have helped me reflect and ask the universe for what I need. I am beyond grateful for finding Nourishing Storm and all the people I have met along my journey. – Natalie
Yoga has helped me to learn to stay still and to slow down.
Its practice has helped me to remember to let go of things and really rest.
Its application has helped me to feel physically and mentally stronger, more balanced as well as increase my flexibility. It has definitely helped w the ease at which my body moves.
Nourishing Storm Studio instructors are willing to offer a helping hand when needed. The times I step onto the mat for class, the experience is different and is continually changing. I love this bc I feel like a student for the first time each and every time. I love this because allows me to be continually challenged and to constantly grow. The encouragement here, from both the instructors and the community of the class environment, is true and good.
It’s regular practice, especially here at the studio, has definitely allowed me to feel willing and open to try something new, and confident that if I fail I have the support. And, it’s really, really fun and when I leave I feel stronger both mental and physically.
I never expected to be Yogi of the month but am sincerely gracious for this honor! I have been practicing yoga for the past 4-5 years and it has become an integral part of my life. My practice has progressed significantly during that time. There are positions that I couldn’t even come close to performing, such as cow, that I can almost manage to get down now! Poses such as a headstand weren’t even a thought when I first began. Now they are a reality. I love to stretch out my hips and wouldn’t be surprised if many of the instructors know that pigeon is my favorite pose! Yoga keeps my mind centered and my muscles limber! The staff at Nourishing Storm are down to earth and fantastic people to be around!
My name’s Dan, and I am a recovering alcoholic.
I first signed up at Nourishing Storm in July 2017, to try to impress a girl. I would go to class on and off, but not really know what I was doing or why I was doing it. It wasn’t until November 2017, when I got sober, that I realized what yoga was, and how much it can help me. The breath work and stretching has helped me a lot in the gym as well as relax and calm down. Yoga has brought balance back to my life.
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.