My 270PY Community - A Space of Possibility

My 270PY Community – A Space of Possibility

By Val Bartley

Val Bartley (far right) in Warrior I pose in a Power Vinyasa class at 270 Power Yoga.
Photo Credit: Andrew Peck

March 6, 2018, was the day I decided it was time for me to get healthy. I started Weight Watchers, began to lose weight and started to feel better. One December day, a friend of mine, Tonya, came to my work and she looked amazing. As we talked, she told told me about 270 Power Yoga and invited me to attend a class with her. I bluntly told her “Ummm not for me. I hate to sweat and I’ve pretty much always laughed at and made fun of yoga and the om-ing.” Tonya, being the good friend she is, stayed on me about attending a class and one day I finally said “Ok, I will go.” On December 19, 2018 I went. I was nervous and HOTTT – I was challenged on multiple levels and even thought I might throw in the sweaty towel at one point (haha), AND I didn’t – I stayed. After class, I felt amazing and most importantly, EMPOWERED! So signed up for the Intro Special: 40 days for $40 and within a week I was hooked!

Fast forward 6 months – Yoga is now part of me and I am part of the 270 Power Yoga community. Each day I become stronger mentally, physically and emotionally. Since I started my yoga practice, I have learned that the most important part of my practice, right now, is the work I am doing within. I am healing my mind, heart and soul through the practice of Baptiste yoga. And I am excited to share with you that I have finally accepted myself, Valerie!!! I love my strength, pride, the way I include others and help them feel welcome. I love the way I love my boys, family and friends as well as all the people I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting yet. I have transformed into a version of myself that I love and respect. I can only hope that others can see the change I have made and know that they, too, can better their lives through the practice of Baptiste yoga. 

The 270 Power Yoga community is full of the most real, down to earth people I have ever known. In 270PY classes, I am encouraged to focus on myself first – to do my best, especially on the days balance, flow and breath are the most challenging. And on the hard days, I can rely on my community for encouragement as well as a gentle push to get out of my own way and maybe have a little fun. This love and support not only exists in the studio, it is everywhere I go. When asked to describe the atmosphere and my community at 270PY, I have some trouble because it’s a feeling that can really only be experienced and it is created by all of the members, teachers and staff. We all contribute to the atmosphere as well as to the community. We all contribute by just being ourselves.

I would love for you to join me. All you have to do is show up and enjoy the ride. The possibilities of where your yoga practice can take you are endless. See you soon.

Namaste.

Valerie Bartley
270 Power Yoga Community Member

Please follow and like us:
error

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

RSS
Follow by Email
Facebook
Instagram