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After being together for nearly 10 years, Valentine's Day is not something that my husband nor I really care that much about. (Although I never say 'no' to thoughtfully selected jewelry, like my Twitter bird necklace he surprised me with last year. That was a good call.)
He asked the other day if I wanted anything for Valentine's, and I said not really. Then I opened up a flyer from my yoga teacher Suzanne and the light bulb went off.
Suzanne and her colleague Becca are offering a partner yoga class Sunday, February 13 at the Jewish Community Center (JCC) from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Cost is just $35 per couple ($30 for members of the JCC). Beginners are welcomed and encouraged, which I stressed to Shane, who has never done yoga, and said he said he wasn't sure if he could twist into complicated poses.
From Suzanne's flyer: "In yoga poses, partners rely on each other's support to keep correct body alignment, balance and concentration."
"Um, but my back hurts," he said.
"All the more reason to try it," I replied.
Suzanne says that the practice will "join breath and motion for a unique opportunity to experience yoga." I can't wait to take my skeptical professor husband and show him why I love to get on the mat.
According to her, the event will help participants "Develop greater trust, sensitivity and understanding as we sustain our partners with our presence, breath and support through partner yoga."
I can't think of a better way to kick off Valentine's Day.
Plus, participants will get 20% off food at V. Richard's cafe (excluding alcohol) that night. What a great way to spend an evening.
The practice is also appropriate for friends, family members, anyone you care about!
Space is limited. To RSVP, call (205)223-7281. The JCC is located at 3960 Montclair Road, Birmingham.V. Richards is located at 3916 Clairmont Avenue, Birmingham.