Did you know that our 26-minute Fusion class can burn 300-500 calories per session? And did we mention, that’s in just 26 minutes! This is not like any yoga class you’ve taken. Our instructors will get your heart pumping, your body moving, and your spirit soaring with a combination of motivation and inspiration to keep you coming back for more.Read More
Practicing yoga increases flexibility while building strength, but you don't need to be flexible to begin your journey. To this day I still have trouble touching my toes or popping into crow pose, but that is precisely why yoga has become a part of my identity.Read More
If you don’t feel a little nervous every time you are called upon to be a leader, then you’re just not doing it right. Leadership is challenging. Leadership is about making change. Leadership is uncomfortable. Most people never really put themselves out there because they are afraid no one will follow, or worse they are afraid of being judged. If you stay in your comfort zone, you’ll get the job done and you won’t be criticized, but you’ll never really live your passion and purpose.Read More
Back in September, when I was designing the heating system for Turbo 26, I wrote a blog about the importance of “healthy heat”. Now that we are open and practicing, I’d like to tell you a bit more about how our amazing state-of-the-art system works. Turbo 26 Studio is the only facility in the entire Bay Area with this technology – fitting for Silicon Valley – Turbo 26 is innovative!Read More
Last week, I wrote about our delays getting open and the stress of having to do damage control with my instructors, who were counting on teaching, and my founding customers, who were eagerly anticipating the opening. Rather than the loud grand opening we were planning originally, Turbo 26 opened with a whisper on December 21st. The inspector came at noon and gave us our occupancy, and I taught the first class at 5:00 PM. Three people showed up. Woohoo! We are finally open!Read More
The past week has been a little rough in my insular Turbo 26 world. We had set our grand opening date to December 9th and all cylinders were firing to make that opening. We were marketing and promoting. We were training and scheduling yoga instructors. We were staging our supplies in my garage. On December 7th, my contractors told me no. We are not opening on the 9th. We need an extra week. Circumstances beyond our control, etc., etc.Read More
Since developing my business plan for Turbo 26 Studio, I have been saying I want to inject a little Soul Cycle into yoga. What I meant by that was a motivation to push physically beyond your comfort zone.
Many yoga classes, while they may be physically challenging, offer the option to take it easy. “Listen to your body. Child’s pose is there for you any time you need it.” That’s the mantra I hear all the time in yoga. At Turbo 26, on the other hand, we say, “yes, child’s pose is there for you, but you don’t need it. You are stronger than you think. You got this!”Read More
Every yoga pose can be easy or it can be hard. Strength comes from pushing beyond the edge of discomfort. You can do it. Even if your mind is telling you you’ve done enough, you can do more. If you have arrived on your mat, if you have bothered to show up, you owe it to yourself to rise to the occasion and be your best self. You are stronger than you think.Read More
I made three small but significant changes to the way I approach entrepreneurship and business. I don’t pretend to be an expert or know what works for other people, but they have worked so amazingly for me, I thought I would share them – and maybe they will make a difference for you too.Read More
I recently wrote a blog post called “Why I Hate Yoga,” and being that I am an avid yogi, it’s not surprising that this particular post got quite a lot of attention – some positive and some not-so-positive. I guess it’s good to get the conversation started.
Truthfully, I believe that there is no bad yoga. It’s all good. It’s just that I like some formats and some styles better than others. I think it’s wonderful that there are so many varieties of yoga, so hopefully whatever inspires you move your body and connect with your spirit,Read More