Hold the phone. Hold the phone. Hold the phone. Buti Yoga is in the house! How is it possible that I’ve never heard of this before. That no one has talked to me about this or INVITED me to a class to experience it. I am in love. OK I have to admit, I am ‘sort of ‘ a purist when it comes to yoga – I like it when the room is quiet; incense are burning, the teacher is direct and the practice is solid…. Of course all this goes out the window with Buti Yoga. Not only is it a hybrid of yoga + dance + female empowerment but it is utterly fantastic. I shook, twerked, shimmied for an hour in the midst of downward dogs, planks, forward folds and wild things. I haven’t felt this invigorated in LOOOOOONG time.
Our tribal leader, Mary Catherine was off the chain; smart, quick on her feet, beautiful and the embodiment of what a strong, confident woman feels like. I not only watched her for cues but I watched her thinking, YES! I want to be her. There is a lot to be said that in our society, in our world we are often beaten down, criticized and hurt by outside voices, self judgment and the images that surround us on how and who we should be.
In my opinion, Buti Yoga could be the answer. As women we are the first to complain about our bodies instead of loving every inch. We are easily swayed to judging each other to make ourselves feel better and we quickly let what we see in magazines, hear from celebrities and our inner critic determine what our ‘reality’ should be. What if we let go of all of that; what if we were moved by the music, and were guided by our internal power and let that be our source of freedom. What if freedom was simply, owning everything it means to be a woman and loving it, embracing it, celebrating it.
Buti Yoga is NOT going to be for everyone BUT it is for the free spirit, the young at heart, the seeker, the wanderer, the lover, the diva, the Boudoir goddess, the hard working mom, the corporate CEO, the woman in charge. Come and move your hips, stomp the floor, move your arms from side to side and let the world know you are here!
Buti Yoga is offered weekly at The Movement La in Solana Beach, CA. My teacher was Mary Catherine - who teaches every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Bring a mat, towel and a change of clothes, you will sweat your butt off and love it!