Rooftop yoga is not just like any other normal yoga class. Trust me, I’ve taken many and I’ve never experienced something like this before. This Power Flow class was taught by Dani Bernal who is a yoga instructor at Charlotte Yoga, and she really knows how to make you feel very centered and forget about all of the negative stuff that’s going on around us. Not to mention, we were on the rooftop of the Metropolitan where you get this amazing view over the entire city… How could you NOT forget about everything else?!
The class began at 6:00pm, which was the perfect temperature: not too hot and not too cold. She started off by going through some simple stretches to release any tension we might have throughout the body, and talking us through forgetting about everything that might be going through our lives. This was our time to relax. Dani wanted us to close our eyes to focus on our breath, but I remember thinking about how beautiful the scenery was and couldn’t help but to sneak a peak of the city every few seconds.
This Power Flow was infused with relaxing and energizing poses that will have all of your muscles working. Dani gave many modifications to each pose, and even gave time for us to be creative with poses we wanted to work on, which I loved! Even the music seemed to go perfectly with each portion of the class.
By the end of the class, the sun was setting and the clouds were touching the skylines in all of the right places. It. Was. Stunning. I felt relaxation on a whole new level. It was like everything going around us stood still. Feeling the breeze on my skin, hearing birds singing in the distance, all with a beautiful view was the perfect way to end the day. This took a normal yoga routine and made it into an incredible experience. You can’t ask for anything more!
Do yourself a favor and join everyone on the rooftop for an experience you won’t forget!