This Week's Warrior
1. How long have you been taking classes at Body Karma Studio and what type of classes do you enjoy the most?
I have been taking classes at Body Karma for about 2 ½ years. I have enjoyed yoga, Zumba, meditation and all the different special classes such as restorative yoga, and happy hips workshop. I think my favorite is yoga, because I get to really understand my body and it’s abilities
2. How has your mindset changed and what benefits have you received from the classes?
Unlike going to a gym, I want to come to the studio and look forward to doing new things.
I have become very much aware of what I am capable of physically and feel much more peace and mindfulness. Flexibility has been the greatest change for me. I feel stronger in mind and body and am grateful for all the wonderful people I have met and the friends I have made.
3. Some of your favorite things about the studio or classes and why?
The space at Body Karma is very welcoming and comfortable. All the teachers are very good at making the practice work for all the students. Making adjustments for issues like knee pain, back pain, etc. helps all of us at different times. Jess is so upbeat and even though the classes can be tough, I find I want to succeed just for her.
Zumba is awesome and the time flies by. It’s great to know that if you can’t jump because of ankle or knee pain, you can modify moves to fit your needs.
4. Any advice for newbies or anyone thinking about taking classes?
I started coming with a friend, and that was key for me. Support from someone you know as well as the instructors is really helpful. Knowing that you don’t have to be able to do everything right away might be helpful for newbies. Trust your body and don’t overdo it, and you will enjoy yourself!
5. Anything else you want to share?
I tell everyone about Body Karma and how much I enjoy the classes and how great I feel. Taking care of ourselves is very important and that was a big lesson for me.