The feelings of community and care continue beyond the studio’s teal barn door—the personalized attention and advice received from Inner Revolution yoga instructors are what keep me coming back! I’m grateful for the spiritual guidance combined with keeping fit and healthy for a holistic feeling of wellness.
For me, being a member of a yoga studio and showing up for yoga class is so much more than just going to do a workout. Yoga is an continually evolving journey of the mind, body and spirit and this type of growth is nurtured and inspired by like-minded people. Connecting with other yogis who share a similar philosophy on and off the mat helps keep me accountable, motivated and connected to who I am and how I want to live my life.
Immediately I felt a strong connection to the studio space that Inner Revolution has created. Inner Revolution at a instant has become more than a community, they are more like an extension of my family. The classes and workshops, that are available, are up-lifting, empowering, guiding, and fuel every facet of my being, which allows for individual growth, exploration of my spiritual and physical journey. The Instructors, are brilliant, knowledgeable, and patient. They offer direction that is personalized to your individual needs, and they each uniquely create an environment that allows you to gain the highest benefit of your practise, no matter which class you choose to participate in. The awareness, and intentions that they bring is light a beacon of light. The reception staff, are equally as wonderful, they are a huge compliment to Inner Revolution. Showing up on your mat is the first step to a wonderful, life-altering journey with Inner Revolution.
Judi M Soul Member
My first ever yoga class was at IR. I was looking for a way to improve my general wellbeing. As a mid-life desk jockey who was bored with but enjoyed the peace of my home gym I was looking for something new. I was inspired by my husband to try yoga. I looked around and there were many choices, I wanted class times that fit my work/home schedule, I also needed a convenient location. After searching web sites for places near my work and/or near my home I was overwhelmed with choices and somewhat intimidated. This yoga stuff was different from the gyms of my past. I didn’t know if I had to “drink the Kool-Aid”, or what would happen if I didn’t want to. So why pick IR? Initially it was the 21 day Introductory Offer. Plus it was an easy walk from my office to the studio for a daily lunch hour class. While I wasn’t sure what the free yoga assessment really was, it turned out to be a cornerstone for a longer term decision. In these days of franchised fitness it was refreshing to meet one on one and not simply receive the “sell”. I left this session encouraged and more confident that I could achieve my goal of a daily yoga practice. Back to that first class I’d some up my first impression as “Welcoming”. The instructor was thoughtful, made it easy to follow and the fellow yogis were friendly. I was pleasantly surprised when they introduced themselves and asked my name. This was very different from the gyms of my past. It’s been 3 months since my first ever class. While I’m definitely a creature of habit, I also enjoy variety and I’ve tried a lot different of classes and the instructors have been: thoughtful, observant and always helpful. They are proactive and offer options so you can deal with how your body arrived at your mat, sometimes even before the class starts, while simultaneously encouraging you to explore your limits and your sense of fun. I have learned lots, my body is happier and getting stronger and I have to say I’m finding peace on my mat. So you may ask, “Did you drink the Kool-Aid?” No but I did sip some tea and I’m enjoying my yoga journey. IR makes it easy to follow your own path, whatever it may be!
“Yoga is my thing! It’s a passion, a hobby, a workout, and self-care all in one. Yoga helps ground me, and balances my mind & body. I also struggle with an anxiety disorder, so yoga is super important for my mental health too. Inner revolution is the perfect space to breathe, let go, and focus only on yourself & your practice. The environment is positive, warm, and non-judgemental. I’m so grateful to have found this lovely studio and its’ tribe!”
I’ve been a member of the Inner Revolution tribe for about 3 years. Being a member has helped me to grow my yoga practice, making it part of my life, on and off the mat. The 5 sense meditation I learned from Brenna is a real example of that. One day last fall, after a 5 sense meditation class, I went home to a couple of hours of leave raking. Raking is not one of my favourite things, often it fills my mind with thoughts like – this is hard work and why am I the one that has to do it. But that particular day was different. Instead of being resentful, I was overcome by the sensory experience of raking the leaves. I enjoyed feeling the warmth of the sun and a gentle breeze. I found myself noticing the bright red, orange and yellows; the earthy smell and the crackly sound of the leaves as I packed them into the compost bags. By the time I was finished I mostly felt grateful that my body is physically fit enough to rake leaves and that I was present enough to fully experience the positive aspects of it.
This team amazing yogi’s have made my experience at Inner Revolution wonderful. Each of them brings something special and unique to the mat, that is translated in how they lead us through our practice. There are so many different classes offered, that there’s truly something for everyone no matter what level of yogi you are. The studio also offers some amazing opportunities to practice other aspects of personal well-being that I have participated in. I have to say that these in and of themselves, were worth every moment spent and truly made a difference for me.
As a new Soul member at Inner Revolution, I am enjoying the wide variety of classes. I’ve been able to find many that fit into my life. The instructors are knowledgeable and caring and this community of yogis is accepting and friendly. The atmosphere at the studio is relaxed, allowing each practitioner to find what serves them each time they visit. Thank you, Inner Revolution. — K.R.
Inner Revolution is a yoga studio that nurtures the whole person from a total wellness perspective. Each class at Inner Revolution focuses on the connections between the mind, body and spirit. Making these connections with each part of the self will create balance and inspire wellness.
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