I "sorta" started!!

I have tried a few videos now and am definitely enjoying it so far.  My God am I out of shape though =/  Also, yesterday I bought a groupon for 20 classes for $49!!  Killer deal!!  It's a new studio, but I figured it was worth the risk at that cost :)  I am definitely nervous to go to an actual class, but I have got to just do it!! 


Stupid question...do you talk at all in the classes you have gone to?  Like in dance classes that I have taken and taught we always go around and introduce ourselves, say what we hope to get out of the class, etc.  I hate speaking in front of people so I just wondered if I needed to prepare for this?  It's so dumb how I can dance in front of literally 20k people, but am petrified to speak in front of 10 :P

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YES!!!  That's so awesome, Melissa!!!  :D  And um, 20 classes for $49??  That's an incredible deal!!


As for the talking thing, I think it really depends on the instructor.  Most of the classes I've gone to, the most talking I've done is when the instructor personally greets each student and asks if they've injured themselves recently or if they suffer from chronic pain anywhere.  The only time I've had to talk about my intentions for the class or for myself was during a retreat or a 30-day challenge.  Otherwise, I think you'll be just fine.  :)


I'm so pumped for you!!  *hi-5!*

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Yay Melissa, that's an amazing deal. I would've snagged that up too! I'm hoping the studio works out well for you!


I take a community class on Wednesday's. It's cheap because it's student instructors, I get a workout for cheap and they get to practice on us, win win. Well as Mica said most classes invlive instructors maybe talking to you beforehand and maybe some idle chit chat between friends before class starts. however this most recent instructor like us to introduce ourselves before class. She's not my favorite instructor thus far anyway but this adds to it unfortunately. I get speakers anxiety and starting off a yoga class with anxiety makes me grumble! Luckily we only have to say our names.


I think you'll be fine as well since I've tried many different instructors and this was the first one in a year of my practice!


Good luck and let us know how you like it!

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I bought another Groupon today LOL!!!  But it was 30 classes for $20...how could I resist?!  So now I have 50 classes to use by this summer, all for $69!!


I better get started!!  So, what mat do I need?  Also, you are barefoot right?  Any tips before my first class would be great!  I will probably try and start next week...this week is too crazy!

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Awesome deals...jealous!


Target has some fairly priced mats ranging from $20 and up. I bought my brother: http://www.target.com/p/Gaiam-Rubber-Yoga-Mat-Black/-/A-13561592


and a friend of mine: http://www.target.com/p/GAIAM-Yoga-Mat-Blue-Green-3-mm/-/A-12938276 


GAIAM is a great brand and they both like their mats so far.


I have a Jade Yoga Harmony mat and I love it but it's a little pricier. It sounds like you have lots of classes to take up, so spending money on a mat might be something you're interested in. 


IMO when looking you want something sticky so you don't slip much, something heavy so it don't lift or move around on you, and something not too cushy. The cushier it is the tougher it is too balance. 


Blocks and straps are also great tools but not necessary. They'll help offer support and better stretch.


And yes you are barefoot so make sure those toes are pretty, I think a pedi is in order! ;)


 


 

Posted on February 28, 2012 at 2:39 am

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