A balanced Mom is a Healthy Mom!
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As I told Kristen (one of the owners) we (me and the studio) were friends from the moment I walked in the door. Stepping inside you are greeted by a concrete turquoise floor that is practically glowing. What an entry and it sets the intention for the studio. To say that I adore turquoise would be an understatement. It reminds me of the of the sights and smells of the ocean in my island home. In fact, my toe toes were sporting the color. I immediately felt welcomed and comforted.
Initially, when I decided to attend the class I thought I would be attending a Restorative Yoga session. I was good with that. Currently I am in training for the Callaway Gardens Duathlon and it calls for stretching two days per week and yoga fits the bill. However, after reviewing Solstice Atlanta's class schedule, I realized the class was going to be a Meditative Yoga session. I love yoga, but outside of a restorative yoga video I do about once every other week, I don't participate much because I have a condition called Hallux Rigidus. Simply put, it is a type of arthritis and bending and extra pressure for stabilizing causes serious pain. Being inexperienced I wanted to be sure I was setting myself up for pain later.
While I waited for my friend to arrive, I discussed my unique situation with Kristen and Nicole (the instructor for the Meditative Yoga session) and they assured me that they were more than ready to provide modifications based on their clients needs. That was reassuring and immensely helpful during the session. It was a small, peaceful class that Nicole
The philosophy of Solstice according to their website is:
Balanced Mom in...AWe believe in the healing, therapeutic application of yoga and Pilates as well as preventative health. Safety and self acceptance are at the core of our approach. We strive to empower women and families by providing information and resources along with both emotional and tangible physical results in a safe community environment.
And now for the big question. To be a true Mom retreat you want to know if they provide babysitting services, right.
****I was not compensated for the post by Solstice Atlanta for this post in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own.