When a person decides to walk the yoga path, which ever path that is, amongst the many movement practices that one can choose, whether we know it or not, we’re searching for something deeper, something a little more meaningful for answers that can only be discovered with the right questions. Some people see yoga as a “growing trend.” I say, “as it should be.” I’m okay with that. I’m okay that people want to be a part of something dubbed “cool,” especially if it’s something that I truly believe is good for them. Lets be real: all my yogis know that yoga isn’t all rainbows and butterflies. Practice long enough and you’ll see all your shit surface. It ain’t always cute. At the same time, practice long enough and you’ll discover things you may never discover when you’re committed, curious and open enough to breathe heavy next to a stranger in spandex pants with mascara running down your face from what you’re not sure is sweat, tears, or maybe a little bit of both.
Yoga is a practice, a practice of mindfulness in all aspects from asana to philosophy, on the mat and off the mat. How we relate to our bodies is how we relate to our Self and the world around us. As a yoga teacher, my intention is to create a safe space for students to explore sides of themselves with courage, curiosity and compassion so that we can experience life fully. With the ability to experience life fully, one can then express him or herself authentically. And that, beautiful people, is our purpose for being—to experience life fully and to express ourselves authentically. Without our bodies, none of this is possible.
Yoga is not the path for all, but we can all use a little bit of yoga in our lives.
PRACTICE WITH ME
A 75-min non-heated vinyasa at NOON on Mondays
Come hangout (literally) for a 75-min aerial flow at 11:30AM and 1PM on Saturdays
both classes are held in the beautiful Flight Room Studio in Belltown.
YOGA WITH RANNY
Upcoming Cannabis Class on June 4th, SAVE THE DATE