Sometimes the best antidote to a crazy, busy life is to just breathe. Cross-legged. In yoga pants.
Okay okay, there’s much more to it than that. The 5,000-year-old practice of yoga brings challenge along with the calm, while increasing strength, balance, and flexibility. And at one locally-owned studio, a profound sense of community.
“We’re all about community,” she says. “We’re positive. We encourage and lift up each other.” So from beginner to expert, you can feel supported in a wide range of classes including Classic Flow, Power Flow, Toning Yoga, Pilates Fusion, and more. It’s a friendly environment where many attendees have forged friendships that extend beyond the studio.
Goodman’s belief in community has led to special fundraising workshops, such as one in which 100% of donations went to help a Reunion boy recovering from a stroke. The session was followed by a happy hour, and fun was had by all—including the boy and his family.
“People at Reunion are amazing,” says Goodman. “The community support for people in need is incredible.” Instead of spending money on advertising, Breath of Life helps sponsor almost every event at Reunion, including the annual Kite & Flight Festival. And at July’s Red, White and Bluefest, Goodman will kick off the event with free yoga in the park.
Helping seems to be built into Goodman’s DNA. A longtime nurse, she still manages a shift a week while guiding the studio into its second year. She explains that the studio continues her mission to help people find health and wellness. Yoga has helped her personally; she began practicing 10 years ago to strengthen her back for the physical challenges of nursing. After she found herself driving an hour round-trip from Reunion to a yoga studio, she was inspired to open her own. Now her commute is less than five minutes.
It was seven years ago that Goodman, her husband, and two daughters, ages 7 and 9, moved to Reunion from Texas. And it quickly felt like home. “I moved a lot as kid and never felt rooted anywhere,” she says. “But when we moved back to Colorado in 2008 and purchased a home in Reunion, immediately we found a church and deep friendships that I’d never experienced anywhere else. It became home—the first place I ever felt really rooted.”
That sense of belonging carries over to Breath of Life Yoga, where Goodman welcomes people from Reunion and beyond who seek classes taught by highly trained, passionate instructors at an affordable price. (In fact, new clients enjoy their first session for free. And if you mention this blog, you can enjoy 20% off all merchandise too.)
Whatever your goals—increasing flexibility, detoxing, conditioning, or simply improving sleep—Breath of Life is is always ready to help.
Breath of Life Yoga studio is located at 13635 E 104th Ave., Suite #600, Commerce City CO 80022. Call them at 303-506-8868.