Review of Sol Yoga Studio in Conshohocken, PA

“The beauty is that people often come here for the stretch, and leave with a lot more.” This quote was the first thing I saw when I was signing up for my first class at Sol Yoga Studio. The cynic in me said “ Yea. Sure. I just want to take my workout to the next level.” However, this quote was proven true to me in only a few short weeks of practice at Sol. This past summer, I suffered from severe anxiety. This unexpected disturbance in my live disrupted my summer to the point where I was afraid to leave my house. My relationships with all the people in my life began to crumble. I couldn’t enjoy my favorite summer activities like the Fourth of July or Labor day. The worst part of it all, my boyfriend bought a house and a boat down the shore. We had all these glorious plans and expectations that were shattered because of my anxiety. I began to question everything. My life. My relationships. My happiness. By July, depression set in and I was only the shell of the person I used to be. I decided to make a change. I went to the doctors and tried medication. No help. I tried holistic approaches, such a meditation and acupuncture. No help. At this point, I felt like I was stuck and seemingly helpless. I stumbled upon Sol Yoga Studio. I thought that at this point, I have nothing else to lose. The first class I took kicked my ass. I thought if nothing else, I would finally get some sleep that night. Not because I was feeling better, but because I was completely exhausted. After a few weeks, I started to see the physical changes. My arms were defined. My legs were thinner. My stomach was flat. If nothing else, these physical changes made me feel slightly better about myself. But the anxiety was still haunting me. During classes, the owner and yoga instructor, Angela, reads passages that speak to the spiritual side of yoga. She read a passage about letting go of negative thoughts and bringing positive ones to the forefront of you mind. Angela read that it is important to acknowledge the negative thoughts and make peace with them. The combination of the spiritual passages and physical strength of yoga allowed me to finally overcome my anxiety. Sol Yoga Studio lives true to the quote that is posted at that top of the website. Without Angela and the other wonderful instructors, I truly believe I would still be stuck in the grips of my anxiety. I implore anyone who has needs spiritual direction, physical strengthening or just a mental break from life, to try a class at Sol. What do you have to lose?”

~Jen Crawford, 2013-07-04