If you go to a class and no one is laughing. Leave.
Iâ€™m not exactly sure who said this â€” hint, hint… It was ME!
(and I happen to think this is excellent and worldly advice.)
Since I cannot find a Tai Chi class I like on the coast, and I was given a five class gift card to the Blissful Yoga centre, Iâ€™m going to give yoga a go.
In the last few weeks, I took four classes with four different instructors. Iâ€™m happy to say, I’ve been impressed with all the instructors there. Also, being new to the practice, I did not realize that there are so many different styles of yoga.
Iâ€™ve tried Hatha, Yin, and Vinyasa so far.
While I the hatha class was nice, I was bored to tears in the yin class, and had my bum handed to me in vinyasa. Similiar to how I feel with Yang, Wu, and Chen style Tai Chi.
There was one more instructor at the centre to try, and one more punch on the class ticket, so I went yesterday.
I was happy it was a Hatha style class. (If Iâ€™m going to practice yoga, this is the style Iâ€™d probably do.)
Angela greeted me. She was not only skilled in her practice; her teaching chops were excellent. I was challenged but not overwhelmed. The ninety minutes flew by, she used her real voice and the best part… the absolute, and truly best part…
She made me laugh.
I bought a 10 class package and will take my own advice â€” I feel I can stay!