A message from Aubrey: You asked and we listened! I am so excited to announce that in addition to our regular fitness articles we’ll be sharing free yoga videos every Sunday from Reflexion Yoga. You can read all about them below, as well as see the first of our weekly videos. If you have any questions, comments or requests be sure to drop us a note in the comments section– we’d love to help!
How and Why was Reflexion Yoga Started?
As a young 20-something in 2010, I was your normal ambitious male living in a metropolitan area (Denver), and doing what most guys my age do: chasing partying, money, sex, career recognition, validation from others, and all sorts of meaningless and ridiculous items. If I close this next big deal, then my boss will respect me more, and that will mean I’ve made it. Remember, these type of things are very important. When shopping for a new car after a remarkable sales year, I was once quoted as saying “I think a Lexus defines me more than an Audi”….barf. Finally, at age 28, I wandered onto my mat for the first time, looking to spice up my fitness routine with something new. Oh yeah, almost forgot to mention, I definitely knew that I was going to beat yoga no problem. How hard could it be? It’s just stretching, right? AND there will be chicks there? Perfect.
What I found, however, transformed and shaped the rest of my life.
After a couple of years of a regular practice, my old aspirations began to seem so silly and absurd, all driven by the ego (and totally worthless). Big house, Mercedes C-Class, and a job title that included the term “VP” – these were actually important at some point?? It’s like training your entire life just to win the life-trophy, and then when they hand it to you, you realize it’s nothing more than a piece of metal attached to a wooden post. I’m almost embarrassed for my old self…
So, what does a well-to-do (but very unhappy) software salesman do when confronted with the fact that he has been living his entire life from a place of ego?? How does he forgive his past and only focus on the present? He makes a serious change.
In June of 2012, I got the idea to combine two things I love, yoga and technology, to bring value to other people and enrich their lives, unlike the last 30 years where I had been focusing only on my own life. A few months after setting up the company, I actively made the decision to say goodbye to $120,000 a year, a Senior Director position at my firm, all the frills, and pursue Reflexion Yoga full time. My former boss, whose approval I yearned for at one time, told me I was crazy. He was wrong. I’ve never been so clear about anything in my life.
The end result: I’ve built a website that people can access for less than they spend at one happy hour, and deliver online yoga videos right to their living rooms. I now have the opportunity to help people discover yoga, improve their bodies and minds, and best of all, I sleep like a baby. Am I ever going to make my old salary through this site? Or get my boss’s approval? Probably not…and I couldn’t be happier 🙂
What Does Reflexion Yoga Offer?
Reflexion Yoga was built with one very simple purpose in mind: to offer an online library of yoga classes and yoga exercises that you can access from the comfort and convenience of your home. Yoga improves not only your physical well-being, but your mental and emotional clarity as well. But driving to the studio, or paying the membership fees can be tough sometimes. Thus, we offer another option for you to discover and expand your yoga practice, all while getting guidance from Certified Yoga Instructors right on your computer monitor. We currently house a huge amount of videos and are adding more all the time! Check out the full library, and start your 15-Day FREE trial at http://reflexionyoga.com.
Pricing for Reflexion Yoga is super-affordable. Since they are not a brick-and-mortar studio, they don’t have to cover as much overhead. Thus, they pass those savings on to their online members. The month-to-month plan is only $12/month and the annual subscription is $99 for the whole year. When you compare this to regular studios, charging $80-$120 for a single month, there’s not only a huge monetary reason to do yoga online, but you also get to do it from the comfort and privacy of your own home!