From the minute Gustavo walks in the door at Bella Prana, he is smiling! As he readies for his practice, he is personable and clearly attentive on checking in on others. New to the practice of yoga, Gustavo talks about the quintessential timing in discovering yoga. We are thrilled to celebrate Gustavo Jimenez, as our Student of the Month for August 2020.
What do you love about yoga?
I love yoga because it represents a challenge. The first time I stepped onto the mat, I fell in love with the feeling of peace, discipline, and self-control; it brought something to my life I so desperately was looking for.
How has yoga and meditation changed your life?
It has brought me peace, self-awareness, and self-control at a time I needed. It has brought light into a dark and strange moment in my life. Timing is essential to our experience in this world and I discovered yoga at the perfect time.
Why do you practice at Bella Prana?
My dear cousin Erika was doing yoga at Bella Prana at the time (she now lives in Spain) and she gave me a gift card, which I later cashed out. Since my first step into the studio, I was flooded by a sense of calmness and positive vibes, and everyone I have met has shared their light with me which I immensely value and appreciate.
What is your style of class to attend?
I absolutely enjoy the power classes, but I recognize I am still new to the practice and I need to expand my practice and get to know all the different styles.
Thanks for always shining your bright light with us Gustavo!
We invite you to share the practice of a Power Flow, including Power Hour, Hot Power Hour, Warm Power Hour, Hot 26 and Yoga for Athletes at Bella Prana Yoga & Meditation, Tampa, FL. Nominated 2020 Best of the Bay for Best Yoga Studio and Best Store Staff.