See you in Savasana
Savasana is a short period of deep relaxation at the end of a yoga class. It’s the culmination of your practice and a time to delight in self-blessings, good vibrations, and calmness of the mind. So grab your mat, head to a studio and find your bliss.
By Ashli Gonzalez
PHOTO: KAREN GAVRILOV
RED PEARL YOGA- in the MASS District in Ft. Lauderdale—aims to keep it fresh, whether you choose one of their nine types of yoga classes offered, economize with a $10 Cash Happy Hour class, or journey on a Yoga Class Field Trip. Vets, active military, and their families can attend a weekly free class and there’s discounted rates for active yoga teachers, full-time college students, law enforcement, and public school teachers. With a first-time introductory month for $85, venture behind the art-clad wall, featuring Marilyn Monroe, and you’ll be transported to a world of yoga bliss, where you can also stock up on candles, aromatic oils, and jewelry from local artisans. redpearlyoga.com
EVERYBODY ROCK YOUR BODY
A second location in Pembroke Pines is good news for Yoga Connection, which has been serving yogis in Davie for 16 years, and was the first studio in Broward County to offer hot yoga. Fifty-plus weekly classes covering Vinyasa, Hatha, Restorative Yin yoga, and their prestigious Teacher Training Program, are complemented by various enlightening and in depth workshops, such as Fundamentals of Yoga, and Sound Healing Journey. Yoga Connection’s a “Yoga for EveryBody” philosophy, state of the art yoga flooring, and a free first class will have you rolling out your mat in earnest.
HEAL THE WORLD
Because #HealedPeopleHeal, Connection Coalition offers Trauma Informed Outreach Training. This instruction prepares volunteers to carry out a six-week yoga pro-gram in under-resourced communities such as schools, jails, shelters, rehabilitation centers, and foster homes. “CoCo,” as they call it, has already trained 3,200 volunteer teachers and invites you to join the movement. They encourage yogis, counselors, educators, social workers, and therapists to sign up. Yoga Connection, located in Davie, will be hosting training led by Jodi Weiner from September 7-9. Check out the website for more information on how you can help heal others with yoga, mindfulness, and meditation. theconnectioncoalition.org