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My First Time at NoDa Yoga | By: Erin Garber

Updated: Feb 5, 2021

I’ll never forget my first time walking into NoDa Yoga back in 2017. Once you start walking up the steps off of N. Davidson St. to the studio, you get a little smile on your face and once you open the door you instantly are welcomed and feel at home. My first class there was with Sydney Duarte (if you don’t yet know Sydney you should).

Jillian Longsworth, Owner of NoDa Yoga

To be honest, I never really thought I liked yoga until taking a class at NoDa Yoga. I had this preconceived notion that all yoga classes were full of Chaturanga pushups, moving a million miles a minute and 110 degrees in the studio (I was wrong and I’ve learned that over the course of three years running SweatNET). BUT I vividly remember taking my first class at NoDa Yoga, the first Gentle Yoga class I had taken and leaving feeling more open and relaxed — who knew yoga could be gentle?!

Before I even took my first class at NoDa Yoga I grabbed coffee with Jillian, the owner, at Trade & Lore. She’s an incredibly kind and welcoming person so it’s no surprise that her studio puts off the same feeling. Jillian told me all about the mission of NoDa Yoga and about their Yoga for Veterans program ($5 classes for Veterans and scholarship opportunities). They also have an annex location that offers accessible yoga to those who may need with this new wheelchair accessible space...

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The information contained has been sourced directly from: My First Time at NoDa Yoga - SweatNET

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