My Story and What Metal Yoga Is

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My Story:

A friend of mine said I should go to yoga with her many years ago. I did reluctantly, and what was a once a week thing, became a 5 day stress release. Even though I enjoyed it, and it kicked my ass, I still felt like something was missing. I took my first Teacher Training, but felt confused, lost, and with the recent passing of my mother, I was not in the best mindset. Prior to graduation, I got struck with TWO car accidents. I felt like the world was against me. I was fucking angry! I couldn’t go to class since it hurt to move, so I let everything go. After not doing yoga for a little while, I decided I needed to get back into it.

I went on Youtube. Every time I clicked on a yoga video, I was BORED TO DEATH, or I felt like it was WAY out of my range of motion. I’m a metalhead. But metal in yoga classes wasn’t really a thing.  I love music that speaks me. Shit that makes me bang my head! It’s a connection  that I’ve had since I was in HS. I hated the music, and the monotone voice was not helping. I stumbled across Sadie Nardini on Youtube. It was fucking awesome! I healed VERY fast from my car accidents, it helped after concerts, and I was stronger, happier, and shed a few pounds.

I’ve been told that Metal Yoga is in-authentic. I refuse to agree. If you meet me, you’ll see I’m not the traditional yoga teacher you may think of. I say fuck, damn, and talk about shit that some may cringe at sometimes. I keep it REAL. I’m done fitting into any mold. It’s been a hard road to get to where I am at. Change happens when you stand up for what you believe in, regardless of approval. I want you to know,  you’re welcome here. Just the way you fucking are!! None of us are ‘perfect’. We’ve all got shit. I enjoy people that are REAL and RAW. Yin and yang. Black and white. Fire and Ice.

The nerdy side of it:

Our class is based on Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga(Here’s the wiki!!). The way we move and breathe is a LOT different from ANY yoga you’ve ever done! It’s full of fire, flexibility, strength, and mobility. There are years of science, yoga, and anatomy behind this evolution of vinyasa.

It’s a transition based way to move, without trying to ‘perfect’ every shape in every moment. It’s physical focus lies on our inner core body, AKA deep core line meridian. This same muscle stabilizes your spine, ultimately helping heal from injuries, create a better posture, and naturally helping your body’s processes. It’s pretty badass, actually.

I’ve studied with Jill Knouse, and currently studying with Sadie Nardini.

You’ll hear bands like Bolt Thrower, Judas Priest, Dio, Sarcafago, Firehouse, Black Sabbath, Pentagram, Iron Maiden, and more!

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