Practicing Yoga is a GIFT. For a yoga teacher and practitioner, practicing Yoga at new studios is the ultimate treat...experiencing and witnessing other mindful amazing and different teaching styles and talents is absolutely delicious and sacred.
I had the great opportunity and yummiest few days of practice at Naples, Floridas' Yoga hotspot. My friend & fellow Lululemon Alumni Ambassdor, Laurie, invited me to YOGA LOFT Naples...I spent every morning of our short holiday visit to see my parents with kids at this beautiful studio.
The studio itself was pristine and gorgeous...elegant simplicity and full of light and invigorating-loving-welcoming ENERGY. Every single class I took was magnicificent for different reasons. Every teacher was impressive, kind, and yoga-talented. It truly felt like a community family from the second I entered....from the sweet-well-behaved-friendly-calm pups roaming around to the lovely yogis behind the front desk...(the owner, Michaels' beautiful parents) doesn't get cuter or cooler than that...
Similar philosophy of a westernized Mysore style of learning...but way more liberal;) Michael Schaeffer, owner, taught the Sunday Sweat...free flow amazingness...He has developed his own very cool method of giving students a sequence parts at a time and then he raises the volume on the celestial tunes (which are sometimes rap, hip hop, & edgy rock n roll)...and then he just lets you fly, float, free fall, flow...the music, your practice, your spirit, your heart...whatever...takes you, makes you sweat, explore, work, discover, grow and prosper through your Yoga practice...Michael described that true Yoga comes when you are flowing freely and I'm totally drinking the kook aid because today was very challenging, fun, invigorating and left me inspired and grateful. Namaste, Laurie, Leigh, Michael, & Michaels wonderful parents! I'll miss your Yoga Loft and your kind spirits.🙏🏻