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Testimonial From A Happy Camper At YOY:
"For most of my life I had been an extremely active, athletic person, but I had been through 2 nasty foot operations in the previous 9 months and was suffering from crippling arthritic pain in my lower back, shoulder problems from months on crutches and a sadness I was unaccustomed to experiencing. Perhaps yoga would help me?
In my first gentle yoga classes at YOY I discovered that I could barely bend from my waist without pain, my upper body was weak, my confidence was low, and my foot was not completely healed. With the help of Jayne and the other instructors, their consistent reminders about using the core muscles, posture and proper form, along with the comradery of fellow students, over the months I slowly became stronger, more flexible and most importantly, a happier person.
Within a few months of starting at YOY, my son and I were offered the opportunity to join a small group of trekkers in the Himalaya in Tibet. My orthopedic surgeon gave me the go ahead after taking out another one of the screws in my foot, and I started to build my aerobic endurance and strength along with my yoga classes at Yoga on York. I had 6 months to train.
Along the way, I tried various other yoga classes around Baltimore including some of the power yoga and Bikram classes. I realized that Yoga on York was more tailored to my lifestyle and it was a better choice for me; I could take my own yoga practice to a higher level at YOY.
The hard physical training paid off and we experienced an amazing trek in October, 2014 to Tibet reaching altitudes of 18,000 feet and sleeping at heights up to 16,500 feet.
I can honestly say that had I not started yoga to prepare my mind, body and spirit for long-term health, I don’t think I could have attempted the climb. Not only had yoga strengthened my endurance and flexibility, it gave me the confidence and peace of mind to attempt our adventure. For me, this will be a lasting transformation." ~ Mark (Margaret) Hoffberger
True Yoga is not about the shape of your body, but the shape of your life. Yoga is not to be performed; yoga is to be lived. Yoga doesn't care about what you have been; yoga cares about the person you are becoming. Yoga is designed for a vast and profound purpose, and for it to be truly called yoga, its essence must be embodied." -- Aadil Palkhivala