Review of Plymouth Meeting, PA Sol Yoga Studio

“Initially, I wanted to start doing yoga because I was simply bored at the gym. I start by telling everyone that I have been an athlete my whole life. After practicing yoga for only a year and a half, I am in the best shape that I have ever been in! I used to run and lift weights every few days to train for the upcoming sport season. I grew to dislike lifting weights because I felt that my muscles were becoming too bulky and the routine just became monotonous.

Ang introduced me to yoga and I FELL IN LOVE. After attending just one class, I became addicted! I became intrigued to practice more because of how wonderful and fulfilling my experiences became. As a whole, my body and mind feel more open and relaxed. My body became aware of how it utilizes strength and flexibility. I am learning new things about myself mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. It brings awareness to your body to help control your breathing and posture. I have learned to let go of things that I can’t control, keep a positive attitude and stay in the present moment.

People think yoga is just relaxation and meditation, but Ang’s class is simply the opposite. It is an intense workout where swimming in your own sweat has never felt so good! I try to practice yoga at least three times a week. I have lost weight without even trying, toned muscles that have never been toned at the gym, and I feel better than ever. Feeling your heart rate connect with your mat at the end of your practice is the most inspiring, uplifting feeling in the world.

I am addicted to yoga and I am convinced that yoga should be for everyone. As an elementary educator, all children should be introduced so that the many benefits come early on in their lives. With that being said, yoga has inspired me to get certified to teach kids yoga. I can’t wait to inspire them like Ang did to me. It’s never too late or too early to start yoga. I know I will be practicing yoga for the rest of my life! Namaste.”

~Jackie Messantonio, 11-17-2013