I had a fairly strong class tonight and rocked out standing bow second set both sides. I was surprised at the depth, form, the stillness and the strength of my kicking leg. I came out of it a bit in awe, like "was that really me in the mirror?" I think I will credit that wonderful little glimpse of loveliness to the spirit of Ren with us as we dedicated our practices to his memory today.
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Day 5: Temporary New Digs
I am homeless right now. My "new" studio, which I love, adore, worship want to have babies with is temporarily closed for external repairs. Not any choice of the studio, it's the landlord. This happened mid December. So I went back to my old studio which teaches Bikram and Moksha and just went to Bikram classes there. As of Jan 1st, that studio changed it's name and once again changed it's schedule. They no longer offer 90 min Bikram classes on Tues and Thurs. Instead, they are doing a 75 min "bikram inspired" class. I inquired at the front desk and was told it's basically a flow class with bikram postures and a couple extras and no savasanas during floor series. Since I am committed to 101 days of BIKRAM yoga you can imagine my reaction. Frustration. Absolute frustration. I decided to purchase a one week pass at Bikram yoga Summerlin and go there starting tonight. The studio is lovely and has a wonderful vibe. It's just a bit of a hike across town in traffic and the class starts at 5 not 5:30. So instead of risking being late, I attended the 7pm class tonight. Frank was teaching (oh how I've missed him!) and one of my co workers was there attending her fourth class. I brought her to a class about a year and a half ago and she liked it, but it wasn't convenient for her at the time (location etc). Now with the Summerlin studio open and close to her home, she's giving it a whirl. She did 4 classes on her one week pass and really likes it. She purchased ten more classes tonight. Yay! I love it when one of 'em sticks. You know, for about every 10 people I bring 9 hate me and 1 sticks to it. I hope she sticks.