Some people think it's strange when I say that, but it's true. I don't go to gyms, I don't join classes because they intimidate me, and, well... I'm stubborn.
But for my first Samba Days "Sambassador" experience, I decided to give it a shot. They have a Yoga Sanctuary package where you can either get 5 class passes for two people, or a "Couples Night Out" option with one private yoga class for two people.
I'm sure you can guess which one I chose.
I asked my sister to be my hot date, and we did the private class.
The private classes are done at their Danforth location - the space was beautiful, the instructor was fantastic and made me really comfortable despite my complete lack of yoga knowledge, and somehow I didn't make a huge ass of myself. There's a first for everything, right?
I didn't think I would be able to relax and concentrate on the poses since I'm completely incapable of turning off my brain (& had particularly rough week), but it worked out better than I thought.
Just typed "yoda pants" instead of yoga pants. Work out a lot, I don't.
— Kris Goetz (@ShambledRambler) January 9, 2013
I'll likely give yoga (and Yoda) a shot again, now that I see why it works and that I'm able to do it. The private class was definitely the right way to start for me, and I completely recommend it for anyone like me who feels too much pressure being in a class. And I'm sure, for you non-single people, the couples' date night it's intended for would be awesome (and to continue the date, you can do what my sister and I did - head next door to the Spanish restaurant, Embrujo Flamenco.)
Since I wasn't exactly able to take photos during the class, you're all spared pictures of my downward dog, cobra, and all other poses. You're welcome.
All you get is a little (possibly improper) warrior action:
To grab this Samba Days experience for you or someone else, all the info is here.