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5 Great Reasons to Do Partner Yoga

I'm so excited to get back in the yoga studio for the first time since my brief series last summer.  I'm going to teach LIVE bodies in REAL time, IN PERSON!  And I'm super psyched it will be an opportunity for some yummy fun partner yoga. 


Here's what's great about having a teammate on the mat:


1.  CONNECTION. Yoga is usually a solitary endeavor, even if you are surrounded by people. This is an opportunity for touch that so many of us are starving for these days.  Human touch is integral to health and happiness.  I consider touch the antidote to loneliness and the avenue to joy.  And we know it works in measurable ways! "Touch strengthens your immune system, improves sleep, reduces stress, and ramps up the body’s production of its natural painkillers." -- Shape.com 



2.  RELEASE.  We carry around so much.  We have burdens on our shoulders, tension in our jaw, our hands clench and our backs cry out.  How about we give them a chance to let go?  One of the best ways to let go is to surrender our weight to another.  Can you imagine being supported in just the right way that tells your body, "It's safe to relax. Go ahead.  Release your tension."  Let your daily armor melt away so you can be truly supported by another and let the good vibes flow! 


3.  SUPPORT.  You receive support, and so can release.  But you also provide support for someone else. You tune in to what another needs.  You regulate your breath together, help them let go, and be sensitive to the needs of your partner.  This fulfills the circuit of giving and receiving.  As you pour out with loving intention, your cups are filled as well.  It's like magic, but better. 


4. SURPRISES.  I have so many tricks up my sleeve that use partner work to understand a pose better, go deeper, feel it in a new way, or access new expansion.  You just might be amazed at what your body can do when it's not just you on your mat.  Let someone help you (and you help them!) break through barriers and reach new heights, all within the safe parameters of yoga asana.   


5. FUN.  That's right.  We're going to have FUN.  Safe, happy, wholesome, playful, fun.  Yoga doesn't have to be all work and no play!  Let's let go a bit.  There will be laugher.  There will be falling down and getting up.  There will be lying down and letting go.  And when I say something ridiculous or eye rolling, you'll have someone there to roll eyes or snicker with.  I'm all for that.  


So bring your spouse, your partner, your BFF or random stranger, or let me match you up! This is a community event. No experience necessary.  Just have a body and an open attitude.  It is indoors at Castle Hill Fitness, 1112 N Lamar Blvd.  We will wear masks, and that won't hold back our fun in the least.  There are a limited number of spots available, so please make your reservation soon.  


I look forward to seeing you (y'all) on the mat.

 Much love,


MORE INFO AND REGISTRATION for Gal, Pal, or Valentine's Partner Yoga at Castle Hill Fitness, Sunday, February 13, 2:30-4pm. 

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