So many things right? But my new catch-all answer is…
Yoga Booty Ballet
Only good things come from yoga and booty. And after I hear booty, ballet doesn’t sound so bad. But seriously, the class is not about who can shake their booty the best or do the best relevé. It’s about empowering yourself to let go and love who you are exactly in the moment. And it’s about creating a community of support. It’s seriously the best. And I’ve only taken 3 classes.
I felt 100% completely comfortable during my first class and I knew absolutely no one. I don’t think all Yoga Booty Ballet is created equal, because no matter what the teacher, the studio, and the students all play a role in the experience. But there was this overall sense of no judgment and acceptance. And best of all, it didn’t feel like a workout class! The structure was lose, but started with a meditation followed by sweet dancing and a slow cool down wrapped up with svasana.
Don’t get me wrong, you sweat, but no part of it is painful. Well, unless you have moments like me where you get into your head that you can’t do a move. But then I just have to remind myself it doesn’t matter and laugh it off. Then, voila! I can suddenly do the move. Oh, the beauty of letting go.
But really what is this all about?
If I had to describe it in short I would say:
“Yoga Booty Ballet is like being out at a club with all of your best friends dancing to the best playlist feeling on top of the world without anyone grabbing your butt or the regretful hangover.” -Jaclyn Joyce
When Should I do It?
Now. Later. Tomorrow. Every day.
It gives you energy and reminds you how amazingly awesome you are even when shit hits the fan. I also recommend yoga in this situation too. But there is just something about dancing it off.
The last time I went I was fortunate enough to have my sister tag-a-long. Ironically, enough we were putting down our bodies and picking out the flaws as we walked to class. But it was just what we needed. The teacher Luisa had us think about something we needed during our meditation and she said, “It’s not a six pack or even a glass of wine…” She’s right. Something we need doesn’t come from anything that is tangible, otherwise everyone that is rich with money would be happy. And we know that isn’t true. But what we do need more of is space or healthy habits or self-love. It was so amazing to see my sister let it all go during class and absolutely beaming after class. I can’t wait to have more friends come along!
Do more good things for your soul. It needs you to feed it.
If you’re in the Los Angeles area I recommend checking out Heartbeat House and trying to catch a class with Agatha.
There’s no better time than now,