Myrtle Delgado was a devoted runner, but injuries and physical therapy led her to consider other options. Three years ago, she found Sterling Hot Yoga & Wellness and took her first yoga class.
“I was skeptical of the whole yoga “thing,” but knew I needed a change and wow, what a change!” she said. “The physical demands of yoga were very real and yet maybe most surprising for me were the mental and spiritual benefits that accompany this practice. During a 60- or 90-minute class the mind can quiet and things become clear.”
Myrtle credits these personal discoveries with leading her to Fish Tree Yoga Studio in Pensacola, where she earned an RYT-200 Hour certification in February 2020 with Jan Atkins.
“This is when I learned and fell in love with the Baptiste Power Yoga!” she said. “The class is super-challenging on multiple levels. It is a vinyasa flow combining strength and balance through chaturangas, standing poses, forward bends, hip openers, introduction to back bends, arm balances and inversions all of which result in workout strengthening and toning the whole body! All the while it soothes the mind, bringing a calm and peace…”
Myrtle taught her first public class last Saturday, but if you missed it, you can join her Saturday, Aug. 22 at 2:30 p.m. for another power yoga class.
If you’re skeptical or prefer Inferno Hot Pilates or Bikram, that’s OK. Myrtle just encourages you to try it and see what you think. She was skeptical in the beginning too, but look at her now!
Reserve your spot online and be prepared for a challenging, but rewarding class this weekend.