I’m happy to announce my 2018 collaboration with Yellow Mat Yoga studio in the Oakhurst neighborhood of Decatur!
(Check out my Winter teaching schedule down below.)
The industry of yoga is BOOMING, which is fantastic because it means more people are being introduced to yoga! Yoga is everywhere!
Yoga has become a huge mechanism for selling products, building lifestyle brands and “celebrity yogis” on social media.
But, sadly, the PRACTICE of yoga has definitely been pushed aside and is becoming more and more watered down in favor of gimmicks, trends and consumerism, which is a tragedy because yoga IS first and foremost, A PRACTICE…a continuous practice on and off the mat!
When I met with Siha Collins, the Owner of Yellow Mat (pictured below), we talked for hours about the importance of teaching people how to create a yoga practice to support their aspirations and needs in becoming the person they TRULY want to be!
I love this quote from the Bhagavad Gita, a classical, Indian spiritual text: “Yoga is the journey, of the self, through the self, TO the self.” Yoga is a journey that takes place externally and internally. Your breath is the guide on that journey.
B.K.S. Iyengar, one of the few living yoga masters in modern day history, who helped bring yoga to the western world and taught yoga since the 1930’s said:
“Yoga allows you to rediscover a sense of wholeness in your life, where you do not feel like you are constantly trying to fit broken pieces together…It teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured…There is no progress toward ultimate freedom without transformation, and this is the key issue in all lives.”
Yoga isn’t about selling leggings, looking attractive on instagram and striking complicated poses with the goal of ending up in a pretzel shape. Nor is it about being a self-righteous “spiritual snob” judging people on how they live life.
Remember, Yoga is more than a fitness class. It can transform your body, mind and spirit if you are open to it! Yellow Mat Yoga is a community where you can just “BE.”
We can teach you how to use a yoga practice to help you become whatever it is you’re meant to be!
So, if you’re in the Atlanta area, meet me in Decatur at Yellow Mat Yoga!
Robyn’s Winter Schedule:
BE Energized, Tuesdays, 8:30AM-9:30AM (starts Jan. 23)
*BE Present, Tuesdays, 6:30PM-7:15PM (starts Jan. 30)
*BE Quiet, Thursdays, 6:15 PM-7:15PM (starts Jan. 25)
(* – every other week)
If you’re NOT in Atlanta, please know I haven’t forgotten about you! I’ll be sending out a Monthly Yoga Video, so we can practice together online. Make sure you’re signed for my newsletter!
And remember, it’s NEVER to late to start a yoga practice. I had a yoga student start her practice at 79 years old!!
She turns 84 years old this year and she can last longer in class, then some 20-somethings! True story!