With our next 35 Day Yoga Tour Challenge kicking off on February 17, we wanted to share some tips and tricks to not only ready you for this amazing undertaking, but to ensure you get the most out of it! You can learn all about the challenge here but essentially by signing up at Yogalife Studios South or North you are committing to completing 30 classes in 35 days. 10 out of 30 classes have to be Non-Hot Flow style classes and workshops count for 2 (there's your first hot tip!)
We want you to see what we have to offer; to get out of your comfort zone... or maybe more in it with a restore and renew class; to explore different styles and teachers while submerging yourself in your practice.
If you've never done a yoga challenge before it can seem a little daunting but it's all about intention and integrity (and maybe a little time management!) Know that you deserve a daily practice and the benefits show up almost immediately. It becomes this thing that you crave... you NEED! To commit an hour to yourself (almost) every day is a simple, beautiful gift.
TIP 1: SET AN INTENTION FOR YOUR CHALLENGE:
Know why you're on your mat.
Connect with that purpose every time you arrive.
Mindfully choose how you are using your energy.
Feel guided by your own fire.
find more info on intention here!
Every Yogalifer wants to support you in this journey. We have all completed challenges of our own and thrive off seeing others come down this path. You will get to know us from our classes, workshops and interactions around the studio. In yoga we call this KULA... community!
TIP TWO: LET EVERYONE AROUND YOU KNOW YOUR GOALS
Reach out to your instructors and fellow yogis.
Share your intention and goals for the challenge.
Connect with fellow yogis to make yoga dates.
Celebrate your excitement with EVERYONE!
As you get into the groove of this near-daily commitment, make sure you are taking the proper steps to stay healthy, rested and hydrated. We are offering a juice cleanse option along with the challenge; an amazing way to compliment your practice and heighten your health. In general, staying hydrated and choosing to practice without pain are two of the most important things you can do... always!
TIP THREE: TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF NO MATTER WHAT
Always listen to your body and choose rest (in your practice AND life) when you need it.
Drink water like it's going out of style.
Eat clean! Honour your body and give yourself the upper hand for this challenge.
Educate yourself on your options: juicing, vitamins, cleanses.
I'll never forget my first 30 day hot yoga challenge... there were days that I couldn't fathom leaving my bed, let alone PRACTICING! So those days I would take all the child's poses I needed, an early savasana, and made sure I communicated to my instructor that I would be that girl who looked half asleep but was definitely breathing. I was forced out of my comfort zone because I had made a commitment to myself. There was no bowing out for me and holy heck did it pay off. I think it was around day 9 that I actually saw colours brighter... stuff tasted better, sounded better, made more sense and fed me in ways I never knew imaginable. The best part of the whole thing...? I DID IT!
Once you're in it, you're IN IT.
We can't wait to see all your beautiful faces in our classes, filling up our hallways and our ears with your excitement and intention. If you have any questions or hesitations around this commitment, drop us a line! firstname.lastname@example.org
“Be a lamp to yourself. Be your own confidence. Hold on to the truth within yourself as to the only truth.” ~ Buddha