I just moved temporarily to a new city, and I’m not in love with the city. I kind of hate it, to be honest, and I’m glad this isn’t a permanent stay. But that’s okay. I’ve accepted I don’t have to love the place to find corners and bits of it that I do love.
First place I’ve really fallen for is a local yoga studio that I found via Yelp. Went by and tried a first class with them – had my doubts because I was coming into the class tired, it was raining, and I was grumpy. And it was amazing. The kindest, quietest, most centered place I’ve been in a very long time.
Most of my yoga so far has been me self-teaching since I wasn’t near a studio. Having an instructor (a fantastic one, at that) to guide our small group and make individual adjustments was brilliant. Basically, I loved everything about it, and I have never been so sore the next day from a yoga session. The studio I found has a first-class-free policy, which obviously works well because I’m definitely going back. Huge recommendations for anyone starting yoga to try small group classes like this.