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Enhance your fitness or yoga experience by embracing new instructors

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Finding a yoga teacher you love can make the difference between whether or not you return to class. Often, once we find this teacher, we have a hard time letting go when we need to attend a different class time, or when that beloved teacher moves on to other endeavors.

We forget that change is exciting, and that a new teacher offers us an opportunity to learn -- new poses, new ways of finding those poses in your body, new approaches to yoga. Students at Samadhi Center for Yoga were recently given this opportunity when two new yoga teachers joined the teaching staff.

Beth Hope will be teaching on Tuesdays at noon and Wednesdays at 5:45pm. Drew Overholser will be teaching on Thursdays at 5:30pm. Although it can be difficult to take a break from your familiar teacher to try someone new, that willingness to do so is a great lesson of yoga and will serve your practice well.

Even if you don't attend yoga classes at Samadhi, there's a good chance you've had an opportunity like this in your own studio or gym in yoga or another group fitness class. How many of you have turned around when you saw a substitute instructor at the front of the room? How many times have you given up the chance to learn from someone who may have something different to offer, for better or for worse?

Just try! You don't have to commit to this new instructor, though you may find that you want to. Enter each class with an open mind and get as much out of it as you can.

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