After many years of running without any form of stretching my flexibility was limited. I had run 3 marathons in 18 months and my body was hurting. My neighbour talked me into attending one of her yoga classes. The first posture she guided the class through was child’s pose. I was sold. I felt every muscle and joint in my body stretching and relaxing.
Several months later my niece was visiting from California and invited me to a hot yoga class in Tsawwassen. I had no idea what I was getting into. I barely made it through the class. When it was all over I was exhausted but intrigued. The cardio aspect mixed with the meditation and stretching was appealing to me. I signed up for a month introductory membership. Since then I have attended over 700 classes and I have enjoyed every one.
My job as a pilot at Air Canada has me traveling all over the world. Most of my layovers involve a trip to a hot yoga class. I have done yoga in Mumbai, Taipei, London, New York and Sydney. I love that I can attend a class that is taught in a foreign language and I can follow along without understanding a word they are saying.
Recently I have convinced my wife, Pam, to attend some classes and now she is hooked. We are traveling to Costa Rica with the Yoga Union group for a week of yoga in November. Thank you Katrina and all of your staff for providing a welcoming and helpful environment to practice yoga.