WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Via Front Porch Forum: "Just wanted to give a shout out to Pippa and the other teachers at Stepping Stone Yoga Studio. I started taking the Yin Yoga class recently as I continue to recover from an old injury and it's been such a positive experience. The atmosphere is friendly and not pretentious or competitive. I don't worry about if I'm flexible enough, I just show up to class to do what I can. This is a gentle class that moves more slowly and can be a good starting place for people new to yoga I think. I encourage anyone who might be interested to come check it out. Our community is so lucky to have Stepping Stone Yoga Studio right in our own backyard."
From Facebook: "The most wonderful thing at Stepping Stone Yoga Studio is the welcoming atmosphere, the sense of community across all ages and cultures etc, and the lack of pretense or competition that is sometimes present at other studios. I started taking Yin Yoga after a serious injury changed my life. The teacher was very supportive in helping me modify poses when needed and encouraged me to be gentle with myself. I have more energy, flexibility, and a better sense of well-being since taking this class, and I would definitely recommend it not just for people who are very familiar with yoga but also for those who are new to it."
I first started at stepping stone as someone who had just discovered yoga. It came by recommendation from a doctor, oddly enough.
You see, at 35, I was already having severe back trouble, nerve pain, caused by the compression of a couple vertebrae in my lower back. The doctor gave me a shot of cortisone, and told me that my life would change, if only I would start doing yoga.
I had to laugh. Yoga was something that I was always interested in, but never allowed myself to take the time, for myself, to start a practice. Now here I was nearly crippled from the nerve pain in my back at 35 years old, being told by a medical professional that Yoga was the answer.
I started a 30 day online challenge the next day. I had already quit smoking, I was already on the path to a healthier self... Why not..?
I was 12 days I to my challenge when I reached out to Pippa for private lessons.
Then the synchronicity happened... My day 12-15 online challenge was the exact same thing, that Pippa had put together for me... It was confirmed. Yoga... I immediately signed up for Pippas'30 day challenge and ran 2 challenges concurrently for a little while. I was on cloud 9.
I have to give these women a huge shout out. They are all amazing in very different ways, each of them, something has ique to offer to your practice, whether you want something light, as a beginner with Nicole and Pippa, or even something heavier with Leigh and The Rocket Ashtanga series, my personal favorite!
If I hadn't moved to pursue my own yoga teacher training in the mountains of NC, I would have stayed with Stepping Stone for a very long time.
I love them.
Bless you all. Warrior Women of Light!
I will miss practice with all of you, and carry you in my heart.