We are so glad you found us!!!! Starting something new is intimidating, so kudos to you for even considering it. Our goal on this page is to tell you everything you need to know to be confident about starting this yoga program. If, however, we don’t answer one of your questions, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 248-491-8565 or shoot us an email at namaste@BentYogaStudio.com.
There are a lot of different styles of yoga. Some are relaxing, some are physical, some are gentle and some are not. Here at Bent Yoga, we offer a heated, athletic form of yoga. Our yoga is not necessarily the style a doctor would be talking about to rehab you directly after open heart surgery. Also probably not the best for your 94 year old grandma. We are better targeted for people looking to become more active or who want to balance out a currently active lifestyle. That said, all of our classes are work-at-your-own-pace. We don’t mind if you take a break and come down to your mat, or even if you walk out of the room for a few moments.
Yoga is not about being able to do crazy tricks or even being flexible at all. Yoga is what’s happening on the INSIDE when you are attempting postures. What are you thinking? How are you talking to yourself? Are you breathing or holding your breath? Yoga is simply awareness. There is no right or wrong. No perfection AT ALL. We are all just constantly learning and growing and exploring. We don’t compare ourselves to others, because we are all on very different journeys. Our room is dark and we consider falling a GOOD thing, because it meant you got out of your comfort zone. Yoga is MENTAL. The physical postures are simply meant to get you uncomfortable and challenge your mind. A great byproduct is losing weight and getting stronger, but the ultimate goal of yoga is to be able to notice your own thoughts and maybe even learn to override them (i.e. breathe deep when your body wants to hold your breath).
All of our classes ARE heated, and we already know what you’re going to say to that…..”but I don’t do heat well…” No one does, until you’re acclimated to it. To learn more about the benefits of hot yoga and heat acclimation, please check out http://www.bent.yoga/benefits-of-hot-yoga/
We are looking forward to meeting you! (and P.S. – we don’t care if you can touch your toes!)