What an amazing day today was!! We headed to New York City for the Fearless Fest hosted by the Women You Should Know organization. It was a fun event that included fitness classes and vendors tables for some interesting companies, most of which were founded by women. I'll write more about the Fearless Fest in a couple of days. For now I just want to share my yoga experience before I crash into bed after the miles and miles we walked today around the city. I have no picture of my practice today because I practiced at the yoga class at Fearless Fest. This was my first ever group yoga class. Until know I have always practiced at home on my own or with my kids or my husband joining me. I wasn't sure how I would feel about practicing in a class setting because my home practice is so meaningful and special to me.
I was pleasantly surprised by how I was able to find my own quiet space in a class and with an event going on in the same room. I enjoyed my first yoga class experience! It was invigorating to feel all that energy in the room around me. I really loved that both my kids jumped at the opportunity to practice and asked me if they could join me. I didn't even thinking about asking them if they wanted to join me because I thought they would feel too intimidated by the room full of women. But they both were really into it! I was so proud of them both! And they both kept at it for a 30 minute class too. Nice! Pretty cool at 7 and 10 they can already say they attended a yoga class. They got to it a lot sooner than I did. :D
I felt well prepared for this class thanks to Adriene's amazing teaching. There were no poses that I could not do. I think that was one of the reasons I enjoyed the class. Having the confidence in understanding the poses helped me not be nervous about the practice itself, but to dive into the practice and get everything out of it that I could. I would definitely recommend working through the foundation videos before tackling a class, unless of course you live in Austin and can benefit from the live teaching version from Adriene. ;)
I can't wait to write more about this fun event and this amazing organization, Women You Should Know. But for now, it is time for sleep. It was an amazing day!