A Devoted Yogi

Norma enters Bella Prana outfitted in one of her many cute and stylish hats and has an exuberance for her practice – sometimes joining classes more than once a day. She is sweet, kind, personable and a very devoted yogi. We are excited to celebrate Norma Adams as our Student of the Month for September 2020.

What do you love about yoga? 

I love yoga and meditation because it helps center my being.  For me, it is a spiritual practice that enhances my mental and physical well-being.  To my surprise I discovered the extent of its impact on the first day of the studio’s opening following the closure due to the pandemic.  I felt light as a feather by the end of class, the weight I had been carrying had been lifted!  Really, truly, it was incredible!!!

How has yoga and meditation changed your life?

Yoga and meditation have impacted my life in a significant way, allowing me to be more patient, more empathetic, and compassionate.  My personality and my work can best be described as driven (typical “A”).  Yoga and meditation have given me the tools necessary to slow down and settle into semi-retirement.  My daughters have noticed and tell me that I am “Zen”…they like the change!!

Why do you practice at Bella Prana?

Bella Prana is a welcoming studio, everyone beginning with the reception staff, yoga teachers and the overall environment!  You know the warm feeling you get when entering a good place?  That good feeling is what you feel the moment you set foot in the studio.  When the studio re-opened, I was thrilled and yet felt tentative and fragile but everything that could be done to make the yogis feel safe has been implemented and the teachers have been acutely attuned to everyone’s fragility. The teachers are awesome, every one of them!! I am so grateful to make Bella Prana my yoga home!!!

What is your style of class to attend?

I enjoy different classes, gentle, flow 1, beginner and Yin.  I like the variety in the styles and all the teachers!!!

They say variety is the spice to life! Bella Prana Yoga and Meditation offers a variety of 90 classes a week in studio, as well as an online yoga studio that houses 200 prerecorded classes and broadcasts 15 livestream classes weekly. Bella Prana is located at 1112 West Platt, Tampa, FL. Voted Best of Bay.