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Caroline Grace

Caroline is a free spirit with a love for music, movement, sunshine and connection with others. She fell in love with the magic of yoga 10 years ago, and her life has never been the same. She loved how she could walk into a class feeling overwhelmed, stressed and anxious but walk out feeling refreshed, empowered and at peace. And this is what she hopes to give to her students.

Caroline’s teaching style is strong yet gentle. Her classes are methodical to ensure safe and fluid sequencing. However, she also encourages students to “take what they need” from her classes: be that taking breaks in Child’s Pose or taking advanced variations of poses. Caroline loves utilizes compelling music to inspire students throughout the class. Whether it’s an energetic beat encouraging you to tap into your power or a soothing melody coaxing you to melt into your inner peace, you can expect a new and different playlist every time.

When she’s not doing yoga, Caroline enjoys the beach, music, dancing, reading and traveling. Caroline is also passionately involved with fostering neonatal kittens for Saving One Life Rescue.

Caroline completed her teacher training at Mukti Yoga School with Jamie Horgan, Heather Archer, and Chelsea and Matt Rothert.

Happy October!

Sending You Love!!!

It has been six long months since we have been able to flow in person with our community. It’s safe to say none of us expected our lives would be like this for this long with no definite end in sight. Small businesses across the globe are facing a major crossroads, including us. We run on a dream: to instill hope and change through wellness. Not just with Yoga but also with Pilates, Reiki, Meditation, and other modalities. We have not been granted any forgiveness in rent or in payroll expenses. We have spoken to many in our industry and there is growing concern that many of us may not be left on the other side of this.

We realize that virtual yoga is not ideal. We recognize that doing yoga outside on the grass isn’t the same as being in our studio. But this is where we are, and we are adapting as best we can. If you want us and other small businesses to be here when “normal” returns, we need your support! We are holding this space in large part due to our incredible VIP members – who have chosen to continue to show their support to us by keeping their full memberships. And also because of those of you who have been able to join us near and far with your virtual memberships. But we need your support now more than ever, we are nowhere near out of the woods yet.

Here’s how you can support us:

  • Give virtual a try
  • Take one of our park classes
  • Become a VIP member!!!
  • Become a virtual member
  • Shop our online store for all your yoga needs, Yoga Loft swag, and CBD
  • Buy a gift card
  • Send a friend or colleague to us
  • Book a private

Thank you for your support! We are here for you!!!

Namaste-
Justin, Greg, and your Yoga Loft Family

October 3, 2020

Virtual Fatigue Is Real!

As we fall deeper into the Age of COVID, I have begun to hear more often “I have zoom fatigue,” or “working out online is not for me.”  I’ve made some excuses myself.  Our rituals and our regular community interactions have been broken since March, and just when it looked like it might be safe to peek out, we are asked again to stay at home. The ritual of getting to your mat could arguably be just as important as the yoga itself. But the commitment required for a home practice can (on the surface) be so much less. Assuming we can even cut through the din to check what class might fit our somehow very busy schedule, even if that schedule includes a whole lot of nothing, we immediately face the myriad distractions that abound. Oh look at the dust bunnies beneath the bed, what are the kids fighting about, what are we having for dinner, not to mention the dark pit that is our email inbox. All things BUT the yoga beckon us. How much easier it was for us to commit to our practice when we had to get in the car, and PARK it, and stay on our mat when the class in the studio had started. It’s as if there’s a layer of fog now, we cant’s quite see through it to stay focused. We may give up…well they can’t see me anyways. (Or half-ass it?) Maybe we stay logged in and we do other things. And then maybe we feel a little defeated and make up a few excuses.

 

The truth is Virtual Yoga is here to stay, at least for the foreseeable future. And we see now making this kind of commitment to yourself takes the focus of a lion. You have to be willing to turn every distraction off, set aside the time for yourself, and make absolutely zero excuses. We know in the end we will feel so much better. We know that breathing, moving, and hearing the voice of our favorite teacher live is going to lift our spirits. We know that when we practice every single day we grow in our physical, mental, and spiritual strength.  So why then is it SO damn hard? I think we are so afraid of being still, being undistracted, and so afraid that we don’t deserve to take this time for ourselves when so many other things need our attention. But the truth is that we will all be better for it! We need to take the time to center ourselves, move our bodies, breathe, and come together as a community, even if it is virtually. Is it ideal? Absolutely not, but it’s where we are.

So what can we do to make this commitment more joyful?

  • Find a space dedicated to your practices and claim it as yours! If it’s a spare bedroom put a signup sheet for use of the room on the door and block out your yoga times!
  • Create “sacred space” – bring in fresh flowers, light candles, use essential oils
  • Have proper yoga gear! Have a good solid mat that feels good to you, have two yoga blocks, a yoga strap, a thick blanket, and maybe even a bolster (all on sale at yogaloftmbstore.com!)
  • Register for your classes as far in advance as possible. Plugin your yoga and fitness routines into your calendar! Don’t leave it as some vague thing you’ll do when you have the time. MAKE the time, carve it out. Sign up in advance online and hold yourself accountable!
  • Interact with the class! Keep your camera on if you feel comfortable. With our new set up the teacher will be able to see you and give verbal adjustments, the classes already feel so much more personal.
  • Ask a friend to join you virtually! If you have a quarantine buddy or two have them join you for a class in person!
  • Be kind to yourself. Just like at the studio, back off when you need to and if something doesn’t feel good, don’t do it. You can take breaks whenever you need to. Don’t focus on “am I doing it right.” Focus more on how it feels. If it feels painful, stop! Readjust until it feels ok. If it feels good then you’re doing it right. Book a private if the alignment is concerning to you-but don’t stress out about everything being perfect. It never is.
  • Mix it up! Try a flow one day and then do a yin class another day or maybe try something completely different like Pilates.
  • Sign up for our virtual challenge! A deep dive into the practice might be just what you need to reinvigorate your excitement for the virtual experience and to find your own independence during such challenging times.

Please let us know how we can support you. If there’s a class you’d like to see on the schedule or a time that works better for you. We are here for you!

Practicing one moment at a time with you

Justin Randolph

Owner & Director of Yoga Loft
justin@yogaloftmb.com

 

Justin Randolph

The Owner & Director of Yoga Loft, Justin stepped onto the mat for the first time 17 years ago and immediately felt that he had found his way home. Years of anxiety, depression, and feeling uncomfortable in his body he quickly experienced the transformation that the practice of yoga is capable of bringing to our lives. Justin is passionate about making the practice of yoga accessible to every BODY by offering soulful functional alignment-based practices that are influenced by his training and experiences with Katonah Yoga, Laughing Lotus, The World Spine Organization, Paul Grilley, and Bernie Clark.

An E-RYT 500 (Three Sisters Yoga in NYC), Justin holds over 700 advanced training hours in various modalities including Yin, Restorative, Hands-On Assists, Ayurveda, Trauma-Informed Yoga, and Yoga for the Spine. Justin is also a Reiki Master with over 10 years of healing experience.

www.justinrandolphyoga.com
IG: @justinrandolphyoga

Rian Basilio

Rian grew up on the Big Island of Hawaii in a small town called Waikoloa and currently resides in Manhattan Beach, CA. From a very young age, he found a passion for art and performance. His parents strongly cultivated that passion as they encouraged him to explore new ways of self-expression and creativity continually. Whether through team sports, music, dancing the hula, surfing, martial arts, or acting, Rian was immersed continuously in activities that exercised both his mind and body. In 2015, Rian began studying yoga at The Yoga Loft in Manhattan Beach. It wasn’t long before he realized the deep love he felt for his practice and quickly enrolled in the Yoga Mittra Teacher Training Program, where he received his 200hr certification. Since then, Rian has been on a constant journey seeking new ways to strengthen and deepen his practice spiritually and physically. In his classes, he mixes in his martial arts and hula background to create a uniquely robust, dynamic, and beautiful flow approachable to any yogi. Rian’s ultimate goal is to help his fellow yogis find balance and harmony in all aspects of their life on and off the mat.

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