Seriously, I was barefoot! ;P
So, I really liked class last night. I was the last one to get there and was awkwardly trying to unroll by brand-new mat which was all stuck together while the rest of the class ( a dozen or so people) looked on. Everyone got a front row seat at the big dork show!! I dropped my purse everywhere and forgot to turn off my phone, but the instructor was so nice and introduced herself to me and got me settled right in time to start class. At least I noticed all the shoes outside the entrance and had the wherewithal to take mine off too, so I wasn't a total n00b.
Class was great! All the people in there were older than me and in all kinds of states of fitness/non-fitness. One reason I chose HeavyWeight Yoga is that I knew I would probably fit in and not have to worry about stupid body issues. Jessica, the instructor, led us through every pose/ stretch/shake out and offered up all kinds of modifications for people with injuries/limited ability. One lady did the entire class in a chair, which was so cool. Jessica walked around the room during each pose and adjusted arms, moved legs, offered explanations and gave encouragement.
I can't bear any weight on my left shoulder so was a bit concerned about the stuff like downward facing dog, etc., but Jessica had an alternative way for everything! I did the downward facing dog leaning on the back of a chair and didn't feel like I was missing a thing. I also did other hands/knees things like cat/cow pose while seated in a chair. She came by & told me I have fantastic pelvic rocks... ha! ;)
After class we talked about my shoulder/neck and she was really cool. She told me I have great form and my Warrior I was really strong. :) I am so glad I went. I almost talked myself out of going, but am REALLY glad I didn't listen to my saboteur self!
WOO HOO! Class again Wednesday night!