Traci L. Slatton is an internationally published, award-winning author, living in Manhattan. Click here to read her full blog post on how she went from Pure Yoga to Dirty Yoga. Traci is a habitual user of Dirty.
"I signed up for Dirty Yoga as soon as possible. I’ve been thrilled with it ever since.
For me, as a mother and author, I have a hard time getting away for two hours in the middle of the day. That’s how long it takes to go to a studio, do a 1.5 hour class, and rush home again. Every minute that I’m away from my iMac is a minute I’m not writing. And let’s not mention weekends, when my little one vociferously announces that she wants my undivided attention for the entire day.
So for me to be able to run down the hall any time, lay out a mat that has NOT been sprayed with industrial strength cleaner but has been washed in my washing machine, and then work up a good sweat with a solid yoga class in under an hour—well, that’s satchitananda bliss!
Best of all, there’s no spiritual moralizing from twenty-eight-year-olds who haven’t been around the block, twice, and had the sh*t kicked out of them, bounced back, and kept going while raising four kids and writing books—as I have. I mean, I know I have something to learn from everyone I meet; I just don’t always want to hear deep thoughts from an earnest kid.
Instead, there are cute, clever, and inspirational quotes from famous people—little sayings that always make me grin. Today I saw this one from Abraham Lincoln: "Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle."
This quote typifies the Dirty Yoga Co. approach: whimsical while serious, fun while sweaty.
I love DirtyYogaCo.com, and I heartily recommend it!"
"... I really enjoyed surfing through the Dirty Yoga site. Admittedly, I have a weakness for all things retro (I’d be 100% steampunkified if I could afford it) but more than that I have a weakness for straight talk.
Dirty Yoga Co. makes a virtue of that. No beaches, no glissandoes, no oiled bodies in spandex tights. Just a regular guy doing regular yoga.
I should come clean here: I don’t like yoga. I’ve done it on and off for years, both in studios, at University, at artist’s retreats, and most consistently via a Rodney Yee DVD that I’ve had for about a decade. Never found one I enjoyed.
On the other hand, I couldn’t deny that I did enjoy the effects of yoga on my body.
I just don’t like it.
Can I Recommend Yoga? So far I can. Dirty Yoga, in fact. I find I still dislike doing the poses…but the instructor is just so affable and straightforward about it, it feels ok. He often says things like “No big deal …” about poses that have always felt like a big deal to me before (like Warrior 3). That kind of simple reassurance goes a long way in just making it a yoga practice, not an attempt at emulating a yogic karmic event.
They are also supremely focused. No set at all – just the instructor against a white screen, talking through the poses and demonstrating them ... I laughed out loud a few times, when he’d say something like “So, my students hate this pose … but we’re going to do it anyway.”
Basically, it’s a yoga teacher who just wants to show you how to do some yoga, on a site that works well to keep it simple."
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