This class is a favorite from teen to adult. Yoga has the power to connect. It connects you to your mind, body, spirit, and sometimes… your best friend.
Working out with a friend is an incredible motivator, plus it’s an exciting way to bond. Partner yoga in particular is equal parts challenging and invigorating. Pushing past your boundaries, you are tested to trust your partner and in return, you are gifted with trust and focus.
This is a great class for partners, best friends, sports team building; cheerleading, volleyball, softball, swim team etc.
Getting connected and comfortable with one another is a vital part of any partner yoga practice. We recommend beginning in a simple seated position, while allowing yourself to physically sync up with your partner – whether that be through touching palms, elbows, knees, or toes. Just find a way to get connected.
The core values of yoga encompass finding balance within yourself as well as within your practice. In partner yoga, getting balanced takes on a whole new meaning. No longer are you simply focused on yourself, but instead, you are aligned with one another and moving as a collective. This requires open communication, while also staying mindful of how the other is feeling in each pose.
TRUST YOURSELF & YOUR PARTNER
No matter what, you must trust your own abilities and trust that your partner has your back (literally). You’ll be surprised at what your bodies are capable of creating. Playing off of each other’s strengths will not only deepen your practice, but it will allow you to get into poses that you may not have dreamt were possible.
Keep in mind that we all have limitations, and that’s totally okay. Listen to your body, so you don’t risk hurting your partner or yourself in the process. We recommend always warming up beforehand, especially before trying more advanced poses. If this is your first time attempting partner yoga, you can ask another friend to join in and spot you.
Remember, yoga is a never-ending journey – and how incredible is that journey when you have someone else along for the ride? Don’t take yourself too seriously, live in the moment, and embrace the imperfections. We hope you all have the best time.