The time I spent practicing, learning, and teaching at Yogafly transformed me. I began by taking some yoga classes. I learned so much from the teachers who seemed to genuinely care about me and my practice. Soon, I decided to do the 200hr Teacher Training program.
It was revolutionary in so many ways.
I made wonderful friends.
My yoga practice deepened.
And I found a whole new way to enhance my study of yoga- teaching it to others.
I then began teaching at Yogafly and fell even deeper in love with this tight-knit community. I realized that I wasn't the only one in town who experienced Yogafly as a sanctuary- a place to be totally free and safe. Last year my husband and I moved away from Auburn so that he could pursue his PhD at LSU. I was able to start teaching at a few studios in Baton Rouge. My Yogafly teacher training prepared me so well for taking my teaching to new places. I have been lucky to find some wonderful studios here, but I often find myself yearning to be back at Yogafly. There is something so authentic about the Yogafly community and how the students and the teachers show up on their mats for practice.
Just as my journey as a yoga teacher has changed, my personal yoga practice continues to evolve as well. I'm currently eight months pregnant! Everyday I wake up with a new body to work with. My training from Yogafly really prepared me with how to deal with these changes both physically and emotionally. Yogafly teacher training showed me how to adapt the practice to all different bodies, including pregnant bodies. Yogafly teachers constantly encouraged all of their students to accept the body they are in today. This self-acceptance has radiated throughout my life and has allowed to view the drastic changes of pregnancy with joy and wonder rather than with a fear of losing control.
My relationship to Yogafly is special, but it is not unique. I have so many friends that I met through Yogafly who have since moved away from Auburn as well since it is such a transient city. They have also found new yoga studios to continue their practice, but it is accompanied by the same refrain, "It's not Yogafly". My greatest hope for those lucky enough to live in Auburn and have access to Yogafly is that they will appreciate the authenticity and quality offered at Yogafly while they are still there to enjoy it. Yogafly's owner, Nicole, is one of my dearest friends and she is so passionate about the quality of yoga offered at her studio. I promise you, no matter your skill level, your body type, your experience, etc. you will be welcomed with open arms into this community. Please don't miss out.
Megan Riley Roberts