There are many ways to make yourself comfortable for the time you spend learning and moving with us. A few grads share a look at their spaces, both sacred spaces to remind you of your intentions and learning areas for your training.
“With the table, I was very careful to make it my own and set it up as a calming space.” - Gwendolyn
- Bit of Nature: Flowers, stones or other natural elements are a small way to add a pop of color and beauty.
- Your Favorite Read: What book continues to inspire you? Keep it handy to remember to read it and recall the lessons it taught you.
- Diffuser: Especially if you’re also working out nearby and it’s a small space, a little diffuser can go a long way to keep your sacred space fresh.
- Photos: Nothing better than a visual reminder of those we love to think of in our practice.
- Journals: Studies show positive benefits of regular journaling, especially around gratitude and goal setting. You’ll want this nearby throughout your training - we integrate journal reflections!
- Meditation Cushion: If you love meditation, this can be worth investing in. For long meditation sessions, or even just a comfortable seat during class, these do the trick. Many types of seats will work - if you already have something you like, keep it!
- Two Blocks: We recommend cork blocks over other materials because they tend to hold more stable under the wrists. Having two blocks instead of one can be particularly helpful for standing poses.
- Elevated Laptop: Be sure you can see the screen easily from your mat, including the standing poses that you know are coming your way! A variety of household objects can be the simple boost your screen needs.
- Props: The more comfortable you are with props yourself, the better you will be able to cue others to use them effectively. Pick up a yoga blanket and bolster to gain experience modifying seated and supine poses.
Temporary Yoga Space
- Snacks: The sessions are not long, but keep water and snacks handy since you can… the beauty of online learning!
- Visible Screen: For the yoga portions of the training, make sure you can see your screen from your mat to get all the visual support and cues being offered.
- Privacy: If you similarly can stare straight into your neighbors’ kitchens or homes from your space, consider closing the blinds or hanging a cover so you can get in your body without an audience.
- Props: Mat, blocks, a strap, and a comfortable seat (meditation pillow pictured here) can all be helpful.
- Change of Scene: Missing yoga outside your home? Roll up the rug, hang a divider in your room (sheet, anyone?) or get creative to make it feel like a slightly different space while you practice.
Yoga Practice Space
1. Chair: You may need to use a chair as a prop to support modifications to your practice and that is completely OK! The B4C trainers will offer suggestions on how to modify your practice using a chair, however, we will not explicitly teach chair yoga.
2. Prop Basket: Find a small storage container to house your blocks, strap, and blanket when you're not using them for practice.
3. Sacred Items: Arrange meaningful items in a spot that is visible during your practice as a source of inspiration each time you step on your mat!
4. Comfy Seat: Consider setting up close to another seating area in your home so you can easily transition from your mat to a comfortable seat during training sessions.