Sunday, January 1, 2012


I pass a local gym on the way to my studio, Sanctuary Power Yoga (  It has a sign out front about joining. It lists the monthly cost & says "no commitment".

Now, I get it - it means you can sign up for one month & not have to commit to a year of paying your monthly membership fee if you change your mind about the place.

But it strikes me as commitment.

I get a lot of questions about what it takes to join Sanctuary.  You don't have to join, there aren't membership fees.  Anyone can show up for any class.  You can pay for one class at a time.  You can buy a series of classes or purchase a monthly unlimited pass - lots of options.  For me, yoga is about options & making the practice accessible to everyone.

But yoga does take one thing - commitment.

Commitment to yourself.  To your health & well-being.  To peace of mind.  To feeling better.

You name it, and you'll find it on your mat.

But you need to make that commitment.

Whether it's yoga, or going to the gym, or biking, or walking - it does require commitment.  And it does take time.  There aren't any quick fixes, (despite what some commercials would have you believe).

And that's the great thing about yoga - with that commitment to yourself, you can begin anytime, anywhere.  You just need to show up. And keep showing up.

Make the commitment.

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