I've been dying to check this place out since I met the lovely, radiant owner, Leila, after a charity spin event. She was passing out free samples of juice and we began chatting. She told me about this new place she was opening that is so much more than just a yoga studio. And damn, she wasn't kidding.
This little piece of heaven is called Trilogy Sanctuary and it is by every definition of the word, a sanctuary.
ˈsaNG(k)CHo͞oˌerē/Amy and I went together to try out our first ever aerial yoga class. I was a little nervous going into it and assumed I probably wouldn't be able to do half the crazy stuff asked of us. Then I completely shocked myself when I went ahead and did it ALL. I hung upside down, I did a flip, a pull up, a superman dive, all of it! I looked over at Amy at one point and said "Oh my god! We're doing this!" because it just felt so surreal to be soaring on a rooftop with the ocean right there in the distance.
|Look, ma! I can fly!|
Leila taught our class with such perfect cues that it was almost impossible to be confused. She's fantastic! You're in truly good hands with her and she will help you soar whether you think you can or not.
|amy, loving inversions.|
Afterwards, Amy and I checked out the cafe which couldn't be any better if I dreamed it up myself. The menu is 100% organic and vegan which apparently is pretty hard to find. I ordered an acai bowl with ginger to help my tummy because honestly, I got really nauseous from all the upside down movements and the swaying. Who knew I had motion sickness? The ginger definitely did the trick and eventually I felt fine.
I had to text Amy about half an hour after we left telling her I was still in awe of our unexpectedly breathtaking Saturday morning experience. It was just incredible! I had no idea it would be (or could be) that amazing. I've heard that inversions are helpful in dealing with depression but I never thought that theory held much weight. Then on Saturday, the entire rest of the day I was on cloud 9. I felt happier than I've felt in a really long time, so maybe there is something to being upside down. Placebo effect or not, I was happy -- and that's good enough for me.
I have to admit, I was almost hesitant to share how much I love this place because I kind of wanted to keep it to myself. If it gets too popular I'm afraid it might lose its allure, but then I realized withholding such magic is not very yogic of me. ;) So, you're welcome!
Check out Trilogy Sanctuary on the web... www.trilogysanctuary.com