When Outside Is Hotter and Steamier than Inside the Heated Yoga Studio

Yesterday was Day 21 of the 30-Day Yoga Challenge. It was also the hottest and steamiest day in DC so far this year, and I brilliantly found myself in Audrey’s heated flow class at Yoga District. It was actually cooler inside the studio than outside. And Audrey’s class was a treat.

Since last Friday, when I took Megan’s inspiring gentle flow class at Flow, I took six classes at Unity Woods and Yoga District and used the “I taught” save once, on Wednesday.

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This week’s highlights: 

  • Megan’s gentle flow class inspired the all-levels yoga classes that I taught this week. At the end of the Sunday class, one student told me she loved my class, which made me feel like a rock star for the rest of the day. My Wednesday morning class had a different vibe, but two of the students clapped at the end – funny to me because while I’ve seen people clap at the end of other group fitness classes,  this was the first time I’d witnessed people clapping at the end of a yoga class!
  • I took classes taught by my friends Audrey (yesterday) and Andrea (Sunday), both of whom I met through teacher training! Having them share their practices with me was like coming home to something comforting and familiar, especially because their styles  — while different — still echoed that of our teacher, Chrissy Carter.

Only 8 days left in the 30-Day Yoga Challenge!

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