I feel like I’ve been searching for so long for an exercise that is right for me. I’ve been a runner for years and have been burnt out on running for just as long. I’m naturally a competitive person and when I first came to SHYW I compared myself to students across the room, wondering when I was ever going to be able to do standing head to knee pose as well as they do. As new students came to each class and were so welcomed by everyone in the room, I began to let go of my insecurities and competitiveness and just do the poses for myself. The confidence I’ve found during classes has translated into other parts of my day and I’m often quoting “It’s never too late, it’s never too bad…” while encouraging everyone I meet to come to a class with me.