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.
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.

12 comments:

  1. Wow, talk about dedication! You are awesome Michelle =)

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  2. Homeless?! Oh no!! Well, thank goodness for Summerlin. The owner is a former student of Diane's who I've met once or twice, so I have good feelings towards that studio.

    I was trying to do like an awesome practice for Ren, and then I got a serious fit of the giggles when I was doing standing bow with 2 of my friends, but I thought he might like that. So that was my moment for him. :)

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  3. How long is it until your new "Home" opens again?

    Great that there is a third studio in town for you to practice at.

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  4. Jen~ Thank you! :)
    J~ you know what, he must've loved standing bow!
    AHappyYogi~ No ETA on my home studio. So I'll just settle into my new digs for a bit. They are going to let me do one week passes (you are only supposed to be able to do that once) until my home reopens. Yoga community rocks!!!

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  5. BYC: What dedication! And yep, I was saying the same exact thing the other day...1 out of 10 seem to stick around. Good luck with the studio hopping!

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  6. Traci~ studio hopping is actually really fun! Too bad it's expensive! Would be so cool if they had some sort of "worldwide" unlimited annual where you could go to any bikram studio. That would be absolute bliss!!!

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  7. You can always cruise by Green Valley:) That sounds really weird with your old studio, but anyways...

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  8. Greg~ One of the "regulars" took the "vegas hot" yoga yesterday (the 75 min bikram inspired class) and actually really liked it. I may try it someday, but let's face it: I'm a bikram girl. :)

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  9. I like the classes, but that place is a mess right now. The schedule is way too erratic and I want to kick King in the head. All the time.

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  10. Dorothy~ No more soap/shampoo in the showers anymore either and kleenex was in the stall for tp the other day. Argh! :)
    Hopefully they will straighten everything out soon. Alot of people really love the classes and it's still really busy! I'm paid up for another year so I'll eventually try out some flow classes....I hear zeeky is awesome!

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  11. wow, you really had to put some effort into getting to class—that's what makes it a challenge! congrats for sticking with it :~}

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