That time of year again…love is in the air! My husband, Bill, and I usually boycott the restaurants, battling crowds and spending a bunch a money on Valentine’s Day. This year I surprised my him with a partner yoga workshop at Vita-Prana Yoga in Smryna. At first he was a bit nervous and not quite sure what to expect, but as a yoga teacher, I knew he would enjoy it and partner poses are some of my personal favorite.
The class was this past Saturday at Vita Prana yoga in Smyrna and taught by the owner, Vita LoFria and teacher, Lisa Agostoni. It was my first time to this studio, and what a little gem! The energy was a delight as we were greeted by Vita’s warm smile and Lisa’s bubbly personality. The class began with some flow and warm ups to help get the juices flowing and then we got down to business. We moved through partner tree pose, fish, boat, forward fold, cobbler and learned a really great way to help someone move deeper into downward dog. At first, my husband and I together were a little shaky in tree, but then we started to connect and ended up rooting from the earth through our branches. With each pose we became more synchronized with our breath and energy. We started to establish a connection with our practice and Bill was loving it! The environment was enjoyable and Vita’s gentle guidance, along with Lisa’s sense of humor brought a great dual dynamic. My husband was even shocked at how the time flew by, since he was a bit nervous that is was a 2-hour class. As things came to an end, they toned it down with some restorative poses and I melted into them and then sunk even deeper into savasana. Something about sharing this beautiful practice with someone you care about left us feeling so peaceful.
One thing is for sure… Bill would do it again in a heartbeat and I will be back to Vita-Prana to try out their other classes, especially their Aerial Yoga Class as soon as possible!