This week, Vibe sat down (virtually) with longtime member and yoga student, Nicole Love, and we quickly found out that “love” is not just in her name...it’s in all that she does! Nicole works at New Outlook Counseling Center as a Social Worker. Check out our conversation below, and learn about how Nicole values self-love and compassion for herself and her community!
This month Vibe Yoga Studio (V) sat down with Ruthie Cohen (R) - virtually, of course - to find out what she has been up to this month, to learn what her yoga practice means to her and the role yoga has played in her life during this time of quarantine and social distancing.
We. Heart. Yoga. And we 🧡our students "WHY." These individuals have shared the reason they show up and we couldn't be more inspired. Have you asked yourself recently why you show up?
I’m a teacher, lawyer, professor, and mom, but never considered myself a “yogi” until a friend introduced me to Vibe.
Yoga seemed like it was for someone else—someone more flexible and more fit. Because I was in my forties with arthritis and all kinds of aches and pains, I doubted that I belonged in a yoga studio. I wrongly assumed it would be intimidating.
Instead, what I found was a welcoming community that includes a beautiful cross section of all shapes, ages, and experience levels. I’ve found a sustainable and enjoyable way to build physical and mental strength—which is more important than ever before.
I’ve also discovered extraordinarily gifted teachers. They inspire and teach me about much more than yoga poses; I’m learning to be a healthier and more accepting person.
Since joining Vibe, the only things I’ve lost have been aches and pains (including plantar fasciitis) and 30 pounds. What I’ve gained is immeasurable.
Vibe has been a life changer for me and I’m so grateful that the Vibe community showed me that yoga is truly for Every Body.
Staying with Vibe, especially during this period, grounds and centers my thoughts, brings back happy memories at Vibe, and makes me feel accomplished.
What I discovered I need in this chapter is restoration and poses feel stronger than ever. From child's pose to savasana, I get that from maintaining my connection at Vibe.
During this time in particular, I continue to practice; as this is what I’ve been practicing for. To find grounding during time of uncertainty, maintain a sense of community in a time where isolation is necessary, and to maintain a sense of routine during a non-routine time. Whether it is a day that I feel like having my camera on and waving to fellow yogis, or camera off and hearing the voice of my teacher; I ALWAYS feel better at the completion of a class. Sending you a post run selfie, as it’s the last individual photo I have in my phone, and it’s another example of my calm in all of this.
Vibe Yoga Studio Temporarily Closing
After much thought and deliberation, we feel that it is in the best interest of our community for us to do our part to help flatten the curve. As we have heard more information from Yoga Alliance and national updates, we feel simply downsizing our classes is not enough. We will be closed starting Monday 3.16.20 due to COVID-19.
We will continue to monitor this very fluid situation taking it day by day and plan to reopen as soon as it is safe to do so.
We will be reaching out this week with the logistics of membership pauses, pass extentions, and online options. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this situation. Your health and wellbeing is at the core of our decision.
For updates please visit our website and social platforms.
Connection is one of Vibe's core values.
Meaningful connections among teachers, students and staff is the foundation of our community.
Connection is also a synonym for yoga: to yoke.
February's theme of connection is an opportunity to look at how the connections of what may appear to be separate (strength + flexibility; body + breath; self + other) evoke deeper presence in all we do.