Three years ago, while recovering from an ankle injury, I discovered East Yoga. I was a true yoga virgin. I had no idea what a downward dog was, couldn't touch my toes and thought that I needed to be drenched in sweat to get a real workout.
But after one beginners class, I was hooked. I raced home from work and scheduled my weekends around yoga. I was very awkward at the beginning, but I found that East was a place where I didn't feel stupid, where I was encouraged to move at my own pace, where I got individual attention.
Yoga has transformed my body and my state of mind, while East Yoga has transformed my life. It is so much more than a place where you take yoga classes. East Yoga is an amazing community of people that I cherish -- the teachers, the karmis and my fellow students.
When Kari was looking for a partner to help run the studio, it was a natural fit. As co-owner of East Yoga, I can give back to the studio and community that has given me so much.
My hope is that East Yoga can become a sanctuary for you as well. A place where you can learn, grow, and heal, as I did. A place in a city of millions of people where you feel at home.