My Yoga

Since yoga has become such a big part of my life I thought I would write a little about how I got into it and what has kept me coming back to my mat time after time.


My first Yoga class ever was in high school at a YMC gym, I thought it was horrible and boring and basically never wanted to go again, so for years I never tried another yoga class.  Then a few years later, while I was in college, I tried yoga again and I was hooked! I joined a hot yoga studio and watched as my body transformed and my stress melted away. That was about 5 years ago. Now I am a certified yoga instructor and teach 3+ classes a week. 


There were two things I noticed really impacted my practice, I began teaching more frequently and I made a space in our apartment that was just for my yoga.  Even after I was certified I was just teaching on call, during this time I felt a little discouraged and lost a bit of interest in Yoga after putting a lot of hard work and time into getting certified.  When I was asked to start teaching a few permanent classes I was thrilled and crazy nervous which caused me to throw myself right back into my practice. Trying to decide what to teach ensured I was practicing almost everyday!

Having my own room for yoga was a huge game changer for my practice. I was flowing in our living room, which if you know our apartment I was right next to our amazing but very sharp coffee table.  I was nervous about going upside down or any balancing that I could fall. I also just love leaving my mat out and hopping on whenever I can which wasn’t super practical when it was in the living room.  Having my own space helped me get a little more adventurous in my practice which led to me having more fun making me want to practice even more.

All photos taken by Laurel Cornwell with Thirteen Eight Photography

xx nichole 

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