Breathe - Move - Smile
Yoga Happiness is a neighborhood studio offering yoga and massage
(go to the links to learn more about each thing and to schedule)
Classes here are small, by design.
Both the yoga and the massage are tailored to what is needed in the moment.
Here are some things that you'll hear your teacher, Burgundie, say regularly:
"Come as you are"
"Yoga is for everybody and every body"
"Kick your ass somewhere else, come here to recover"
"You can't pour water from an empty pitcher"
"Take care of yourself so you can take care of others"
"Yes, you should get a massage"
something Star Wars related
something anatomy related...
There are lots of other things you'll hear her say regularly.
You Belong Here
I hope to see you on the mat!
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This is from Burg's first studio!
Owner Burgundie Miceli opened Yoga Happiness Studio in 2015 in Columbus, Ohio, (then re-opened in 2021 in Missoula, Montana) to offer non-dogmatic hatha yoga classes for all levels. What does "non-dogmatic" mean? It means there's no "should". What should you feel in the pose? What should you be doing? Should, should, should.
Instead, do what feels best to your body at that moment!
Yoga is a lifestyle. We practice the lessons in everything we do. Breathing. Being mindful. Staying present. Though simple, they are not always easy. This is why we practice.
Ignore the thought of 'beginner' or 'advanced'. If you're staying present, you're advanced, no matter how simple the pose. If you're content to let your mind wander, no matter the pretzel you're in, you're a beginner.
"Happiness, not in another place but this place, not for another hour but this hour"