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Hi, I’m in Delaware.

November 16, 2009

delaware_detail-779919 Delaware is something that must be experienced to be understood. Luckily, I’m from Delaware and thus this experience is more or less unavoidable.

Briefly, I will outline some of the virtues of my fair Delaware. Contains part of I-95,  home of the DuPont clan, Rehoboth Beach, University of Delaware, Fighting Blue Hens (ass kickin’ chickens), has shady/beneficial/lenient tax and incorporation laws, made a cameo in Wayne’s World.

Due to a  “college-related” series of events planned for this past weekend I was in the ever-impressive 1st State. Like toiletries, I keep my yoga practice in tow when I travel.

Having done Bikram yoga for so long, previously when I would have a homecoming I’d go to the “hot yoga” studio because Bikram didn’t exist in Delaware (and still does not).  Now that I’ ve branched out and am working through different practices I decided to find a new studio in Delaware.

Deciding which studio to visit was exceedingly difficult! How’s a girl to decide between five whole studios!? Well, I had already been to one of them, so it was thankfully down to four and I was left to decide using proximity and name. Who says you can’t judge a book by its cover?

I decided upon Tulaa because it had an adorable name and was also not too far from my parent’s house. It is also in the suburbs which is important because the suburbs are so void of interest and culture  that everyone needs to do their part to build the suburbs into something tolerable. Yoga is an integral part of the coming of age of the ‘burbs as far as I’m concerned.

Shocker of all shockers: I dragged myself out of bed for the 8:30 vinyasa class and was pleasantly surprised by the studio and the teacher. The studio’s founder was not in house, but Janice who was the instructor was every bit as dedicated, hands on and compassionate as any other teachers I’ve had (perhaps even more so than a lot of teachers, maybe these New Yorker’s could take a page out DE’s book). She even led the class OVER THE ALLOTTED TIME. And no one freaked out or left. Also, congratulations Janice you whooped my a(b)ss. It’s Monday night and they’re still screaming…I guess I could use a little pilates action from time to time.

It’s good to go home (DON’T judge me, neither is Delaware the smallest  nor lamest state in the country…) and it’s even better to be able to do yoga there. Home is where the heart chakra is.

[Image via: Delaware Online]

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  1. Dan Kelleher permalink
    November 22, 2009 11:41 am

    Hello Marla, My name is Dan,I was at Tulaa,same class as you,If you ever get a chance to take class there again the owner Michele & the other regular instructor Rachel are awesome, I practice there every Sat & Sun.She is going to have a class 830 thanksgiving morning if you are in town. I also wanted to tell you about a kirten,chanting group I hired to perform Dec 5 ,7;30 to 9;30 pm. It is free or donation appreciated.At the buzzware village center,Arden De.You can read bio & more info at yvetteom.com namaste Dan

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