I was skerred.
Well, shame on me for judging a book by its exercise equipment. When I started assisting my buddy David’s Saturday classes, it quickly became one of my favorite yoga-related activities. Everyone is so kind and friendly; Ashley and Christine (the brains of the operation) as well as all the students and teachers. Everyone smiles at you here. Everyone asks how you are and wants to hear the answer.
There is a place for folks who love to feel the burn, and there is also a place for me, Queen of Child’s Pose.
I never feel an air of competition in the yoga room, even when classes are challenging. The atmosphere is always playful and encouraging. I took a class from Christine and she instructed firefly pose (a tough one). Later on she told us, “I didn’t teach that pose to make you feel bad if you can’t do it. It’s hard. Take it one step at a time.” I was really touched. Especially since I spent that section of class in–you guessed it–child’s pose. 🙂
I am always delighted in the diversity of people I see at the studio. All shapes, sizes, ages, colors, genders and styles show up. Also a surprising number of couples and parent/child duos, which really adds to the feeling of community here. And everyone is just so danged proud to be apart of this community!
Something I really appreciate is that everything at SYNC is always working so smoothly. There is always someone knowledgeable and kind behind the counter. The bathrooms are spotless little oasis of modern convenience. There are always a plethora of clean towels for your sweaty self. Classes start on time and end on time. Those kind of consistencies are so comforting.
One thing SYNC has that really stands out: enthusiasm. They love what they do. The spin teachers plan their playlists meticulously. The yoga teachers are prepared and present. The special events are executed with such love it becomes contagious. Ashley made a little sign to hang in the bathroom for “Yoga and Cupcakes” and it looked something like this:
They want to be there that makes me want to be there.
Thank you, SYNC, for being so consistently wonderful. Kisses!