How to Find your Yoga Family
If you are new to yoga or have been practicing for quite some time you may wish to connect with other yoga lovers. Everyone's yoga journey is different but often it can be a very solitary practice..but it doesn't have to be! Here are our tips to finding your yoga family.
Find classes in your local area
One of the best ways to find your yoga family is to find out what is going on in your local area. This way you can find the classes available to you and choose a class that fits with your desires. If it's interactions and new friendships you crave opt for large groups with students that host regular social events. Attending a weekly class will introduce you to a new social circle and open new possibilities to grow your yoga network. Don’t worry if the first studio you attend doesn’t match your vibe, be prepared to try a few and explore the yoga scene in your area before you commit to a weekly class.
Get active on social media
Maybe you want to seek out like-minded yogis that you can interact with around the clock not just during your hour-long yoga class? Use your social channels to highlight your interest in all things yoga and ask your friends and followers for their recommendations to inspire your yoga practice. Whether it’s following a yoga guru on Instagram or discovering some new poses via YouTube, don’t underestimate the power of social media when it comes to finding your tribe. Social media is also a great way to document your progress!
Try a retreat
Why not jump right in at the deep end and try a yoga retreat! Not only does it give you the opportunity to spend hours learning new yoga skills, but you could make friends for life in the process. Look out for local retreats in your area or use it as a good excuse for a holiday! There’re so many retreats on offer now you can easily find one that suits your goals. Often you can find these advertised on social media.
Create your own
Can’t find a studio that fits in with your aspirations? Why not create your own! Create your own Facebook group or blog where you can share your practice with likeminded people and offer advise or create challenges for each other. This can even lead to meet ups with your group members/readers where you can practice your flow together.