sara ivanhoe’s yin + yang class { go pleeeegggghhhh }

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Cost of a parking ticket (damn you City of Santa Monica!) whilst taking Sara Ivanhoe’s Yin + Yang class at YogaWorks: $61

Benefit of being able to take classes from one of LA’s finest yoga teachers: Priceless

I’ve heard her name a million times, but what made me take my first Sara Ivanhoe class was her Birkin Yoga article at The Huffington Post. I love that she tells it like it is and doesn’t pull punches. My kind of girl.

If you haven’t read it, do. Among other things, she mentions a yogini who would regularly make “dramatic exits” from class, Birkin bag swaying, yogini ass sashaying (ok, that’s the part where I embellish). Wouldn’t you know it, I couldn’t find parking and was 5 minutes late to class. Eek! I was thinking, “Oh, hells, she’s going to think I’m another one of these self-entitled a-holes.”

But she didn’t. In fact, when I came in late, she welcomed me AND helped make space for me in the crowded classroom. I think I fell in yogini love with her right at that moment. :) (Note to boyfriend: If you’re reading this now, I don’t mean it in that way. No need to go pea green!)

Aside from being a stellar class in many ways, she said a number of things that resonated with me, making the class that much more of an experience:

  1. “Soften your edges.”
  2. “There’s nothing more interesting than what is going on with your body and breath right now.”
  3. instead of controlling, trust yourself to just go pleeeegggghhhh.”

Sara also played a not-oft-heard old favorite of mine, Turn Your Lights Down Low (Lauryn Hill + Bob Marley).

Loved it.

artwork credit: strangetowngurl

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4 Comments to sara ivanhoe’s yin + yang class { go pleeeegggghhhh }

  1. Wow – I *love* that: “there’s nothing more interesting than what is going on with your body and breath right now.” Thanks for sharing!

  2. Doesn’t Sara rock?! I picked up some gems in her class for sure. Keeps me coming back for more wise goodness. Glad you enjoyed the quotes! xoxo :)