It is part of my home and family. When I step into that building I feel happy, strong, empowered and just my best self.
You have made great business decisions and built an incredible community. I wish you both success and prosperity, you have earned every bit of it!
I started out as a client of Soul Hot Yoga and have been there since the start. It is very rare that a company that grows as fast as your establishment has is able to keep their primary business philosophy but you have.
Soul Spin is where my mom and I leave behind the busy week, focus on our healthy lifestyle goals and reconnect with each other while we ride to the beat.
I realized I was at high risk for heart disease and diabetes and decided it was time to do something. No compromises, no looking back! With some drastic changes to my diet and regular spin classes I was able to loose 73lbs. in 6 months.
I know that It doesn’t seem like it’d be hard to find, but we both look for very different things in a workout. Jamie liked pushing himself at the gym and I looked forward to running or a tabata workout. We had kind of accepted that we wouldn’t find a workout that we both enjoyed until we were referred to Soul Spin by a friend.
Roughly 5 years ago, I was diagnosed with Chiari Malformation Type 1 at the age of 15 and syringemyelia. These brain and spinal cord conditions effect my balance and muscle coordination severely. A side effect of these conditions is severe scoliosis. In 3 years, I had 3 brain surgeries along with scoliosis instrumentation fusing L-4 to T-6 together. After my surgeries, I lost my fine motor skills in my right arm, hand and leg. I was told that I would never be as flexible as I once was and it would take years of physiotherapy to be able to have a normal balance, gait and muscle coordination. I felt like I was trapped in a horrible body. I tried yoga a year ago in another city. I was strongly discouraged as I could barely stand on one leg and the bright lights of the studio made me extremely nauseous and sick. It was a very competitive environment and I felt I didn’t do enough to keep the teacher happy.
My yoga experience at the point had only been a few YouTube and Jillian Michael’s videos I had done in my basement. My first class was warm beginner flow, and after the class, I was hooked. I started progressing in to different classes such as: hot hatha, hot vinyasa flow, hot core, hot yin, and even the more advanced classes provided. It was amazing to see the transformation in my body, and the connection my mind could have over it. There were poses I never thought I would be able to do or hold, and with time my body began to adapt.
Whether I just needed a good stretch, an hour to calm my mind or a safe place to build strength and challenge my boundaries the amazing teachers and staff have supported and inspired me.