Mint is a cute juicery and studio...I absolutely loved the decor when I walked in.
"Bringing together the words, Mindfully, Innovating, Natural, Transformation, MINT is a life-style concept store located in Rego Park, Queens. We have brought in a variety of goodies, from Avocado Coffee, inspired from Vietnam, to Christopher Harrison's AntiGravity® Fitness."
I attended the Cocooning Meditation class which was led by the owner, Kammy. Kammy is extremely knowledgeable and I was in "awe" of how she took control of the hammock. The studio itself was very intimate and welcoming. I particularly liked that the space held a limited amount of students; I think with a bigger class it wouldn't be as safe. When taking a class like this, you want to be in eye view of the teacher to secure your safety.
She uttered the words "we are now going to go into inversions". Ya'll I was not prepared for this...I thought that since it was a meditation class, it would be more relaxing. Then I remembered the 8 limbs of yoga and before you can reach meditation, you must practice your asanas first.
I am so grateful that Kammy was very patient with me because I was terrified of going upside down. A couple of times, I freaked out and would bring my hands to the ground. She kept reminding me to trust her, trust that I was secure, and above all trust myself. The latter was the hardest part. I didn't trust myself, I didn't think that I was strong enough to do this.
Thankfully she didn't give up on me...
(note to self: don't wear low cut shirt haha)
I absolutely loved when we cocooned ourselves back in the hammock and began to meditate. Whenever I meditate at home, my goal is to feel as if I am not in my body and feel like I am floating...this mimicked that sensation and it was amazing. With each inhale and exhale I could feel my body rhythmically move as if it were drifting in the ocean. I didn't feel heavy.
I definitely want to go back for more classes so that I can feel more confident and begin to fly...