My name is Jocelyn and I'm part of the Ananda Apprenticeship program here at Yoga Deza! You can find me at the studio on Tuesday nights from 4:15 to 9:15. During those hours we have some amazing classes that any level of yogi can enjoy!
I began my yoga journey Fall 2011 while living in Utah. I have slowly built my practice and have been eager to learn more. After moving back to Arkansas in December I got involved with Yoga Deza and started the apprenticeship in April. I have loved being part of a yoga family and having so many positive people around me.
What I love most about yoga is that your practice is personal to YOU. Every person starts at a different level and your own journey is what makes it special. So many people think they can’t do yoga because they are intimidated by poses or lack of flexibility. The great thing is you don’t have to be. The majority of people who are rocking those poses have been doing them over and over again to get to that point. Some people are naturally more flexible than others, but don’t let that stop you. Yoga is about the journey, not having the perfect pose. It allows you to challenge yourself and get to know your body. Once you start listening to your body and getting a feel for what it can do you will be so amazed.
Yoga allows me the time to clear my mind and be aware of the present. It forces me to let go of problems and worries. There’s no way I can hold a pose while focusing on anything but that moment. My mat has become my safe place. I hope yours can be as well.