Today we bring you a business that was a little out of my comfort zone. I have done a few yoga classes in my life, but most were free and I sat in the back of the class not expecting to learn much and trying not to embarrass myself! This afternoon was such a different experience for me and I am excited to share it with you.
I began my journey at Funky Buddha Yoga with the Absolute Beginners class, which I would highly recommend if you are new to yoga like me. Just to give you a little insight, before we started class the instructor had to ask me to flip my mat over because I didn’t realize yoga mats could be upside down... so there’s that.
During this 60-minute class, we were taught many techniques and poses to get us pointed in the right direction. None of which were alarmingly stressful like I assumed they would be! The instructor was calm and thorough allowing us to understand and follow along with ease. Along with this, there was another instructor in the room gently guiding us to complete the pose as it should be performed.
Although I only took the beginners class today, I can tell they have set me up to easily understand the next step classes without falling behind! Not only with poses but with how to use blocks and when I should be breathing... and the importance of a towel when your hands and feet slip because, guess what, You Will Sweat!
Speaking of sweat, did I mention that this class took place in a room in which the temperature was around 95°F? According to their website, heat purifies the body, improves stretching, protects from injury, and torches calories. Um… yes, please! Sign me up for all of the above.
Funky Buddha offers four other types of classes including Power Flow, Power Flow w/ Music, Slow Flow, and a Power Flow Community Class which you can take on Sunday nights at each of the locations for only $5! You can read more about the classes HERE.
Curious about yoga and not sure you’re ready for a full-blown commitment? Don’t worry, Funky Buddha has a 30-day trial in which you will have unlimited classes for $39! Plus they have multiple packages for you to choose from so that you can choose how you spend your dollars.
All in all, this was a great experience for me. I learned a lot from my instructor and I actually feel confident in yoga! I would definitely recommend Funky Buddha if you have any interest. They have three locations including Eastown, Forest Hills, and Holland so you have a few options.
Thanks so much for having me today, Funky Buddha!