It’s easy to miss it but once you know it is there, it’s the only place you will remember. It’s across the street from the Broadway T station in South Boston. Once you step into South Boston Yoga, you will understand why I felt the need to tell you about it. The thing about yoga in my experience is that it comes from within and is a practice you take with you any and everywhere you go. But if you’re like me and often find that your hectic life leaves you to find a ‘center’, outside of your space, or a place you can go to and come out of with the reminder that your practice needs nourishing; then South Boston Yoga is the place for you.
It’s tucked away in South Boston, on West Broadway and everything yoga is offered at South Boston Yoga. After my first free class I signed up for two weeks. As is with anywhere you go, the first few classes are about exploring the instructors, the center and of course your practice as compared to what the center offers. For me, the third option comes first. My practice has to nourish my spirit as I work to connect with my body. A long time ago, yoga used to be about stretching and twisting. I laugh at this because there is nothing wrong with it but I am glad I have moved further into knowing. So as I grow spiritually, I work to connect internally and with my body. Unknowingly, one of the teachers at South Boston Yoga brought it all full circle for me. Her name is Naomi Deyoe. It was interesting enough that we share the same name, but she is an amazing teacher. Her energy fills up the room and her glow makes you wonder what she has in store for the next hour. During my first class practicing with Naomi, I felt she challenged me to connect with my body, but she left the challenge up to me. She allowed me to practice as she offered guidance. I speak like I was the only one in a class full of twenty plus students but I am sure they all felt that they were centered in their practice and they had Naomi all to themselves for guidance. I felt like I was connecting with my body as I moved through the asanas and I felt grounded. At the end of it all she thanked all of us for sharing our practice with her and I thought how gracious, I know many teachers say that but I wanted to thank her for sharing her energy and her spirit with all of us.
After class I went to the website to find out when she teaches and I now I make it a point to attend many of her classes. It did not take me long to sign up for more classes at South Boston Yoga, where I practice daily after a long day at work. Try a class and let me know what you think. And even better try Naomi’s class and you will be hooked.