March 2018

Meet our inspiring yogi of the month for March!

Pam Bart


Pam started doing yoga about 10 years ago when she saw an ad in the paper for an art and yoga workshop.  After her first class, she felt a sense of relief and was overwhelmed with emotion.  She instantly had a connection to the way she felt on the mat.  Having a high stress job, yoga has mentally helped her stay calm and relaxed.  Physically, Pam attributes her balance and increased mobility to yoga.  For those wanting to try, Pam says “just try it—even if you think your body can’t do it—don’t be afraid.” Yoga has become an automatic part of Pam’s life now.  She loves the calm and beautiful studio where she can come without judgment, with people of all ages, genders, sizes and fitness levels, and truly be comfortable practicing yoga.  “Your first class is free so what do you have to lose.” Pam enjoys coming to yoga 3 days a week and her favorite classes are Spinal Unwinding Yoga and Flow & Align.

Adele Fadel

February Yogi of the month

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Our Yogi of the Month for February 2018 is the beautiful Adele Fadel, who just celebrated her 90th birthday!  Adele started doing yoga about 15 years ago. Like many people, she was uncomfortable at first and she can remember being unable to do certain poses and feeling discouraged. Rather than give up, Adele kept on trying and now she says yoga is the “the best thing she ever did for herself.” Adele recommends yoga for everybody and she says that although it may be difficult or uncomfortable at first, eventually your body will love you.  Yoga has not only given her physical benefits, but Adele says it has given her confidence and a sense of belonging.  She has made a lot of friends throughout her practice and says now, “yoga is more than just a class—I’m at peace when I walk in, more than just love—it’s peace and belonging.” Adele feels amazing and she attributes that to yoga and staying active.  Join Adele at Universal Yoga and Massage Center!  Her favorite classes are Flow and Align and Mixed Level yoga.