Featured SAVY Yogi of the Month – Julia Chandler
My name is Julia Ann Chandler and I joined SAVY Yoga Studio on January 17th 2014.
I was practising Hot Yoga at a very prominent Hot Yoga Studio here in London for approximately 3 weeks and, a little over 10 years ago, I practised traditional yoga in California as an added weekly exercise regimen.
I regret not keeping up with my Yoga routines from back then.
Although I try to do my best to stay in shape I never seemed to get as sculpted as I once was while practicing yoga.
When joining SAVY my hopes were to focus on relaxation and my struggles with anxiety.
My expectations have been met and beyond.
In only the two short weeks that I have been practising at SAVY International my stress and anxiety is much more under control through breathing exercises and guided yoga practices.
I have even practised some of the breathing techniques I have learned at the studio on my own with great success.
Already I can see an enormous amount of improvement not only with my stress levels but my strength and toning.
My experience at the SAVY Studio has been amazing.
With the warm and inviting atmosphere I have been giving my best efforts to do a class daily.
There is no pressure or competition during practice it is much more of a healing experience.
Dr. Jitender K Sahdev is a kind hearted man with a plethora of knowledge in many areas which is an added bonus in any Yoga instructor.
When I first contacted SAVY International to inquire about classes and prices, Dr. Sahdev kindly scheduled me in for an hour long ‘Meet and Greet’ where he showed me around the Studio, explained his credentials and practices, as well as answering any questions I may have had.
I have noticed my flexibility increasing daily.
I now feel more in control of my stress levels through deep breathing exercises.
After a yoga class my energy levels are through the roof and a sense of calmness stays with me throughout the day.
All these improvements I’ve noticed in just two short weeks.
I cannot wait to see how I’m feeling after two months or even two years.
As I get better at my practice, the better I’ll feel overall.
Strong body mind and soul!
I highly recommend SAVY International to anyone seeking an authentic Yoga experience! You will be amazed just how beneficial it can be for you! Whether you’re adding yoga to your exercise routine or solely focusing on yoga, it is a win win! SAVY International is a ‘go at your own pace’ studio and when you leave you’ll be feeling great wanting to come back for more!
A note from the President’s desk
Dr Jitender K Sahdev
February, the shortest month of the year, is here. It’s a Black History Month studded with Groundhog Day on 2nd, World Marriage Day on 9th, the day of romantic love on Valentine’s Day on 14th, Family Day on 17th, International Mother Language Day on 21st. Winter chill still continues to be biting but severity will certainly decrease. Continue your efforts to stay fit, enjoy the winter sports and keep the warmth in your hearts alive through this last month of winters. SAVY Yoga helps you stay hale and hearty in such severe weather, as in any other weather, making you almost weather-proof.
In this now very popular Featured SAVY Yogi of the Month series, we present SAVY Yogis who have been learning the right kind of yoga with correct techniques, have done wonderfully well for themselves and are a guiding light and a source of great inspiration for others.
In this colourful month, quite warmly marked by Valentine’s Day, it’s my pleasure to introduce Julia Chandler, our new savvy SAVY Yogi for the month of February. A curious and open person with a very inquisitive mind and blessed with a lithe and flexible yoga body, she joined SAVY Studio very recently, but we have already shared tons of information, surfacing after the barrage of questions she is ready to fire any time! Now that almost all of the 60 classes per week at the Studio have different routines and lots of classes are available at the Beginners’ and Intermediate level to all the yogis joining the Studio, she has had a chance to try many of the different yoga routines, and as is quite evident from her interest and enthusiasm, she seems to have enjoyed each single one of them, whether they were easy or challenging. She has done traditional yoga before and is enjoying her re-encounter with authentic traditional yoga at SAVY Studio. She has a very keen interest in yoga poses and is an avid learner of the newly discovered breathing exercises and what they can do for her, and works her way through the routines very dedicatedly. She is quick to learn, is bound to do great for herself and is certainly a source of enormous inspiration for others.
Keep it up, Julia!