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July 27th, 2006, 07:42 PM
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OK, so last time I went to yoga was the week before our bad u/s where we learned we'd lost John. I finally made it back to the Y tonight only to have the whole hour fall apart. First, I got there early and picked my favorite nice, quiet, dark corner. I was at peace. Then blond woman with two "free spirited" little girls shows up. These girls are sweet, but they spend the hour running around the room, chit chatting, giggling, etc. Doesn't exactly set the yoga mood for me, but it's "Family Yoga" so they're allowed to stay, even though you can clearly see the Kids' Zone from our room!! To top things off, the rest of the room is COMPLETELY empty when they come in, so where do they set up? Right in front of me. Double .

Then the instructor comes in and it's a sub. She loves the free spirits and talks to them and their mom about all of her favorite moves that she teaches in her pre-natal yoga classes. So I get to hear 10 minutes of "my pregnant mommies this" and "my pregnant mommies that". Later in the class she does one of the moves and tells us again what a benefit that move is for pg mommies. This makes me cry. Lovely. Move on already! So the free spirits get too out of hand for mom AND dad (who showed up late), so mom takes them to the Zone. Finally! So I start getting all nice and relaxed and focused again, when I hear a giggling free spirit go running by. They're back and they've brought a friend . And now they're thirsty. Lucky me. The water fountain is right behind me and we're getting into the final relaxation. As if it wasn't hard enough for me to try to relax, mom of the free spirits' friend comes over behind me to hiss at her daughter for making too much noise and yada yada yada...

So I basically spent an hour frustrated, tense, and feeling like too much jello crammed into my spandex yoga clothes. I think next week I'll try swimming.
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July 27th, 2006, 08:38 PM
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Aww sweetie, I am so sorry that was such a horrible experience! totally counter productive for what you were trying to achieve! Good for you though for getting out and getting back into exercise. Are there any non-family yoga classes that are available for you to take? Or perhaps you can buy a dvd and do yoga at home? I did this for a little while when I wasn't ready to face the world just yet...I finally got back into the gym this last week. I've been gone since before my last m/c and have only been doing tapes at home or running.
I hope you find a better suited class for you. Many hugs to you. You told the story with such detail, I could see the whole experience! Paticularly those "free spirits" grr...LOL!
Love, Norina
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July 28th, 2006, 06:35 AM
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How frustrating! I can totally relate to wanting a peaceful and quiet class and being upset when it doesn't happen. I'm jealous that you actually got out for a class. Like Norina, I haven't made it back to the gym since March and I'm really feeling it.

Is there a non-family session? Don't let this bad experience deter you away from trying something else hun. You deserve all the relaxation and calm that you can find.

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July 28th, 2006, 08:03 AM
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Yeah, they have some non-family classes, but I love the regular teacher and Thursdays are really my best night to go since DH plays softball on Tuesdays and DS usually has soccer practice on another night. I've been in this class since before it was a family class and long before mother and her free spirits joined. I know I'm not entitled to anything just 'cause I was there first, just felt sorry for myself last night and needed to vent. Thanks for listening!
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July 28th, 2006, 11:43 AM
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Oh I hate to hear it didn't work out good for you. Hopefully something else will come up that is more enjoyable!
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July 28th, 2006, 04:08 PM
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Kathryn - I hate to say but your story made me laugh so hard. I know it was tough - but you have such a great way of telling a story it made me feel for a moment like it was happening to me. I seem to always attract those ridiculous spectacles myself & totally repect hte fact that you were willing to get in there...

Liek others - I haven't been to the gym in a LONG time. After much begging & pleading Dh got me a YMCA membership (for both of us) for Xmas & although I went a bit at first, I haven't been since my mc in March. He has been & he invites me along & never pressures, but I "never feel like it". Not even sure what feeling like it feels like anymore.

I am proud of you for going & for not smacking the instructor that woman & her 2 terrors....you showed excellent restraint!
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July 28th, 2006, 07:52 PM
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Now that's not yoga... that's a nightmare!

When I saw the title of your post I thought of me and DH. We're finally getting back on track with our weekly class, but we stopped going completely for a month after mc#1 and still didn't really get back into it until a few wekks ago, and our class is kicking our *****! We're calling it Yoga Boot Camp.
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July 28th, 2006, 08:02 PM
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We're calling it Yoga Boot Camp.[/b]
LMAO!!! Sara, that's exactly how my body feels today! Apparently I got a better workout than I'd thought last night. I'm acutely aware of several muscles I'd forgotten about the last couple of months.

ETA: Beckie, no worries, re-reading the story today had me laughing about it, too. Especially when I remembered the names of the free-spirits - Dominique, Veronica, and their friend Heidi. Not exactly an evil bunch!
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