Human beings are just that. “Beings”. Which means there is a portion of our soul – our essence – that requires time together with other beings to bring us to our highest and best potential. What Jen and her team at Bainbridge Yoga House have created is just that: a physical location that is also the source of a strong and vibrant community of beings.
I am significantly more productive when I fit BYH classes into my work week schedule. The “flow” state of mind that Jen’s teachers elicit in their classes fits in line with the rest of the productivity hacks I learned from Csikszentmihalyi’s book “Flow: the Psychology of Optimal Experience”. While that tome is a fairly dense read, the BYH classes are the opposite: easily approachable for beginners while remaining challenging for more advanced practitioners.
The vibe you sense at the BYH studio is a friendly invitation to drop in to a deeper, more expansive place inside ourselves, where we create connections with our more peaceful, easeful, and calm selves. I often find myself taking lessons learned at BYH off the yoga mat, into the rest of my life. For example, once when I find a sense of ease while maintaining a difficult yoga pose, I immediately see the ramifications of staying calm during a difficult situation in life, whether it is parenting, work, or relationships.
I enter Jen’s studio with the weight of the world on my shoulders, but leave with a smile on my face, a lightening bolt of energy through my core, and a laser-focus on bringing positive change to our world. Oh, and drenched in sweat (they’re not kidding about the “hot” part of hot yoga!).
CEO, Blacklight Films
I practice yoga at Bainbridge Yoga House several times a week, and I’m able to get whatever I might need on a particular day —whether it be a challenge, a respite, inspiration, or just to connect with a community of supportive, compassionate people. Bainbridge Yoga House keeps me grounded and whole.