Vinyasa Mix yoga class with Yoga Teacher Jennifer Witaconis. That's right! I had the pleasure of joining Jennifer for a powerful Vinyasa Mix yoga class at solTERRA Wellness Center and Bliss Store located in Palm Harbor Florida. This cute & colorful studio sends off the most amazing energy. I had the feeling of being invited to the home of a beautiful soul to relax, kick off my shoes, lay out my mat and just embrace the good vibes. Maybe it was the tea, oils and various stones displayed around the studio. Maybe it was the smiles on the faces of everyone walking into the studio, mat in hand, sliding their shoes off at the designated shoe savasana area. Maybe it was the free spirited energy coming from Jennifer as she said hello to each of us.
The flow started out very gentle, nice and soothing. I thought to myself "this was just what I needed after a long day at work". Then Jennifer brought on the heat with a strength building flow. These pipe cleaner arms of mine were really feeling it. Transitioning from one pose to the next. You would have thought that I was in a hot yoga class with all the sweat dripping onto my mat. We finished off with a focused balancing flow with Jennifer reminding us to use our drishti to improve the stability of our tree & crow pose. Finally, it was time for bliss savasana and I silently said to myself "I survived". Jennifer ended the class with a chant of "Om shanti shanti shanti" which means "peace, peace, peace".
This was a wonderful experience for me as I was not only meet some wonderful yogis but also I had to pleasure of practicing yoga with a beautiful friend. Weather your a student or a teacher you can always learn something new from those around you. What I learned from Jennifer is to give your students the opportunity & support to explore those challenging yoga poses.
You can find Jennifer on Friday's at 6:30 pm leading the Vinyasa Mix yoga class at solTERRA Wellness Center and Bliss Store in Palm Harbor Florida.