By Alison Feller
It’s been said that it takes 40 days to change or break a habit. This is the principle behind Baron Baptiste’s 40 Days to Personal Revolution book and breakthrough program, and we are so excited to be bringing our own program to Lyons Den!
The 40-day challenge will begin February 17, and is designed to radically shift your energy, body, and soul. Lyons Den co-founder Bethany Lyons will be leading the charge and guiding the program. Here’s what she had to say about who needs this program (“everyone!”), what we’ll be doing at the Den, and how it changed her own life.
What are the basic principles behind the 40-day program? Do you just take a class every day, or is there more to it?
For 40 days, you commit to the program, which involves asana (the physical practice of yoga), meditation (we give you access to guided ones!), and inquiry (journaling questions). You will practice asana six times a week and meet with your fellow 40 days community once a week at the studio. The first week begins with just 20 minutes of yoga a day, and can be done at the studio or by doing a podcast at home. Each week builds so it’s completely doable and accessible even for total beginners.
There’s also a nutritional component to the program, right?
Yes, we focus on the body and how it functions as a whole, bringing a balanced diet into play. Our health is everything, and we punish our bodies on a fairly consistent basis. We’ll do a three-day fruit cleanse—which is more fun than anything! It takes us out of our normal habits, out of our comfort zones, and forces us to look at what we are using to fuel our bodies. Awareness and choice are at the forefront—not a strict diet.
Surely everyone and anyone can gain something from this program. But what types of people do you see needing this the most or being able to gain the most from it?
Everyone. Seriously. Particularly those who want to step up to a bigger game in their lives on and off the mat. Grappling with a career change or a relationship change? Want to kick-start a health, wellness, and body makeover? Have a great idea but don’t know what to do about it? Not feeling particularly inspired lately, or feeling lethargic, stuck, stressed, or unfocused? All those people—they will all benefit.
You’ve done this program yourself before, as a participant! How did it impact your life?
I have a lot more time in the day than I actually thought I did! This discovery was shocking, actually. It made me feel that I can do anything I put my mind to in a very real way. I did 40 Days on my road to opening the studio, and it served as one of my catalysts.
I personally am so excited to be doing this with members of the Den community, and I’m excited to invite in new members. I’m looking forward to getting to know each participant better, and to create something truly transformational together. It is my promise to each and every person that signs up that you will be supported in one way or another daily in this program.
Is there anything else we should know before we all rush to sign up?
Well most importantly, there’s a finale celebration together at the end! You’ll get swag. (Saturday, March 28)
Call the studio at 646-490-8888 to commit to the 40 Days to Personal Revolution Program today, or join us for a free information session on Sunday, February 15, at 11:30 AM.
The program begins February 17 and runs through March 28. Cost is $119 for unlimited monthly members, and $349 for non-unlimited members. This fee includes 40 days of unlimited yoga at the Den, Baron Baptiste’s 40 Days to Personal Revolution book, guided meditations, personalized coaching, and six weekly 60-minute group meetings, which will be held Tuesdays at 8:30 PM.