Yoga Class

Your in a yoga class I frequently attend, the monday before today, your mat was beside mine the whole class. We exchanged a few glances, and I smiled. I am very hesitant to approach a woman in a yoga class no matter what the conversation is about because I believe class to be a place of comfort and I refuse to be "that guy"... Even if you don't read this, I am open to any thoughts that yogi's might have on the topic of approaching women in class. I just consider it a No-No.

When: Tuesday, January, 6 2015

Where: One Yoga

Comments

4 Comments

Why a no-no?

Jan 6, 2015 at 10:30am

Maybe I'm socially inept. It's possible. I don't understand this hesitancy to connect with other yogis - either romantically or platonically.

The studio I attend has a tea room and we often sit around after (or before) class and it's a great opportunity to get to know one another. I tend to go to the same classes and end up practicing with the same people. We obviously have yoga in common and it's interesting when we find we have other things in common. I wouldn't be offended if someone approached me outside of class.

I don't truly think the 'where' you meet someone matters too much; I think it's more about your motivation: are you a leering sexbot or are you intrigued and curious? I think one's character rather than social context is more important. But that's just me, like I said, I could be socially inept.

DebbyDowner

Jan 6, 2015 at 11:39am

Get to know her on a casual/friendly level first. Find out the basics before even approaching in a romantic way, re: boyfriend/girlfriend. Greatly timed question: How did she spend new years?

mandrick

Jan 7, 2015 at 12:11am

Thankyou so much for your feedback! I really appreciate it and it will definitely weigh in on my thoughts when i build up the courage to approach someone in class. I have no problems speaking to the instructor and that is because I have a reason to. But I need to conquer the challenge of speaking to someone that i do not NEED to talk to. I just want to. So thank you :)

Yoginipanini

Jan 9, 2015 at 9:55am

Seems like chatting before and after class is pretty harmless, as long as you aren't interrupting someone's practice. I would look at this the same way as I might at the gym. If someone interrupted me while I was giving 'er on the treadmill, it's probably not a good time...unless they are giving you seriously open vibes. If the conversation you start up is mostly based on my appearance/body, then that's probably not awesome either, because I'm really not going to be into it. BUT if someone is just being lightly friendly while I'm either stretching or waiting, and doesn't seem to have any expectation of reciprocation, no biggie.

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