"A personal journey that makes me feel invigorated, healthy, peaceful and positive."

Prior to practicing yoga with Sophie, I had taken some various classes around Syracuse. I often left those classes wondering if yoga just wasn’t my thing, as they were overcrowded and so much about athleticism and challenging poses. Then I started taking a regular class with Sophie, and immediately realized that yoga is indeed my thing. Sophie’s yoga is like no other yoga I had practiced before. She has the remarkable ability to explain what every breath and movement should feel like, suggesting the subtlest adjustments that make every pose feel exactly as it should. It’s as if she’s inside my head when I practice with her. Sophie’s yoga is not just about being strong enough to hold crow pose, and certainly doesn’t make me feel insecure about what my body can’t do. It’s what I always thought yoga should be: a personal journey that makes me feel invigorated, healthy, peaceful and positive.
— Jamelle Merriam