Celebrate Autumn In SF With Yoga, Cupcakes And Kombucha
The gorgeous San Francisco sunsets are back and you know what the means! Autumn is here, the days are getting shorter, staying inside and cozying up sounds better than going out, and it’s a little harder to stay motivated. But there is an amazing yoga class to keep you energized for the season: Soul Sweat yoga at the Laughing Lotus Yoga Center, which is celebrating its ninth birthday this Friday. The class is not heated, but you will definitely work up a sweat and build energy.
I recently checked out the Soul Sweat class taught by Brima Jah who has been teaching yoga for six years. He is a believer in the capacity of yoga to uncover an already existent wisdom that exists within all living beings through yoga’s awkward yet beautiful dance with breath, mantra, and movement that mirrors life.
“Soul Sweat stands out from other classes because--more than anything--it celebrates how downright fun it can be to move and get sweaty,” Brima said. “This means a Soul Sweat class involves less chanting, gets you energized with music, offers a core work series and gives you a cardio boost.”
Four Things I LOVED About Soul Sweat
- The playlist. The music was fun, energizing and motivating. I was really tired the day I showed up to Soul Sweat and the music pepped me right up.
- How much it kicked my butt. My abs were sore and it hurt to laugh for literally four days, which I was really surprised by considering I practice yoga on a regular basis.
- The convenience. Soul Sweat is offered multiple times a week so you should be able to find a class that works with your schedule.
- The energy. The energy of the whole class, Brima’s energy while teaching, and the energy I cultivated by the end of class.
Who Should Attend Soul Sweat?
Soul Sweat is meant to be for everyone, but Brima said that it's helpful for anyone coming to the class to have some familiarity with yoga or movement in general. “People who tend to come to Soul Sweat often already have some experience with practicing yoga and love a more dynamic, vigorous class. Taking a Lotus Basics or Lotus Flow class is probably better suited for a beginner,” he said.
Celebrate Laughing Lotus’ Birthday This Friday with Cupcakes, Kombucha and More
The Laughing Lotus Yoga Center, celebrating nine years of devotional, transformative, soulful yoga, community and service this Friday at 7:30pm and the SF yoga community is invited! “We will be celebrating--not just the birthday of SFLL--but also all of the people who have contributed to making it the vibrant community that it was from the very beginning,” Brima said. The party will include singing, chanting and dancing with the Lotus Family Kirtan Band, followed by DJ Dance Party and Cupcakes and Kombucha!
About Laughing Lotus Yoga Center
Laughing Lotus Yoga Center SF is a spiritual center that offers more than 50 yoga classes each week, as well as guided meditation, workshops, kirtan and other special events. The signature yoga class incorporates creative vinyasa sequencing, attention to alignment, breath awareness, meditation and chanting to build strength, increase flexibility, calm the mind and open the heart. Experience this celebrated and unique style at Laughing Lotus. For more information or to check out the schedule, visit sf.laughinglotus.com.