Sun Prairie Yogi of the Month: Cal Nitka

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I started practicing at Dfly right when the studio opened in Sun Prairie. My wife and I live near the studio and we noticed Dfly was opening in town. We were both instantly hooked and proceeded to try every class during our intro month. Once we were about a week into our intro month we knew this was something we wanted to build into our daily lives and we then joined as members.

Prior to coming to Dfly, I had attended one Yoga class at an athletic club which mostly felt like an hour of group stretching. I left that class feeling like there were better ways I could spend an hour at the athletic club.
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Middleton Yogi of the Month: Jaime Hoerres

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I first started at Dragonfly after attending a hot yoga class at a neighboring health club. It had just opened up close to my work/home & I thought I would check it out. I had taken a few non-heated yoga classes and I really liked it, but I always felt I did not sweat enough. When I do any type of exercise, I really want to sweat and non-heated yoga was not cutting it.

I love all things Dragonfly!! When I first started going, I was a little nervous. I didn’t know what to expect, but everyone was so welcoming, it made me feel like it was a second home.
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Fitchburg Yogi of the Month: Lexi Kundinger

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About 3 years ago I randomly decided to try yoga. I googled yoga studios near my house and started my first class at Dragonfly the following day.

I had attended a few yoga classes while being a member of a different local gym. I will always remember the yoga instructor telling the class “Changes to your body begin at the cellular level. After each class a few cells change. Over time, enough cells will have changed where you will start to notice differences in your body. Be patient.” I always feel great (mentally and physically) after taking a class.
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Downtown Yogi of the Month: Madeline Mack

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I had never done any type of yoga before I came to Dragonfly. I used to be a big swimmer and also did TRX classes. A friend of mine recommended going to my first free class and I loved it right away. I signed up for my Introductory month right after that class in September 2015.

The best part about coming to Dfly is that all of the classes are such great stress relievers and are all so much fun. Everyone is so welcoming and I love how every instructor makes an effort to get to know you. It’s definitely my favorite place to go to get a break from school.
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Sun Prairie Yogi of the Month: Carrie Schulte

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I have been a runner for over 30 years. While buying running supplies at Fleet Feet in Sun Prairie, I noticed that Dragonfly was opening next door. I have never thought of myself as someone who would do yoga, but hearing about and seeing the benefits my youngest daughter Inga was receiving from yoga, I thought I’d give it a try. My only prior experience with yoga was videos or looking on the internet. My oldest daughter Ashley and I signed up for the intro month and the rest is history. Now spending quality time with my girls is determined by which yoga classes we can attend together!

The classes have a peaceful and energetic feel. There is something about the feel of the studio that keeps you present, but keeps the rest of the world “out there” and not in the room with you. Since starting yoga at DFLY, my blood pressure is down and the classes have helped me with stress management. I have also noticed that my core and arms are stronger. I’m still working on flexibility and balance, but that is the great part about the classes – you can take just what you need from each one. It is amazing how 20 people in a room can be lead to the same pose, but we are all getting something different out of that pose.
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Middleton Yogi of the Month: Chananate Uthaisar

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I started my yoga practice at Dragonfly right after I moved to Middleton about six months ago. My practice has helped me become acquainted with my new city, people and environment, as well as accommodate to a new job.

I was first exposed to yoga when I was in graduate school. What I remember about my first hot yoga class, is that it was unpleasant for me. It seems funny that I was frightened of the heated room, even though I am originally from Bangkok, Thailand. I gave hot yoga another try with my free trial class at Dragonfly, and had a different experience than the one in Thailand!
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Fitchburg Yogi of the Month: Susan Levine

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I have been doing Pilates for several years and one of my fellow Pilates classmates recommended Dragonfly BarreAmped classes as a good compliment to Pilates. I tried a BarreAmped class and was hooked – it was a challenging class and I could tell that it would help me to get stronger if I stuck with it.

I don’t have any yoga experience – I take the BarreAmped and BarreAmped Boot Camp classes.

I like the calm, peaceful atmosphere and the friendly and professional instructors at Dragonfly. I also like the challenge of BarreAmped classes – you can push yourself to do more as you get stronger and that feels good.
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Downtown Yogi of the Month: Tim Harrington

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How did you get started at Dfly?
I live at Ovation 309, and just decided to try it.

What is/was your yoga experience before Dfly?
One session of hot yoga with family member years ago. Everyone stood on one foot and I tipped over.

What do you enjoy most from attending Dfly classes?
The instruction and feeling really good after each session.
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Sun Prairie Yogi of the Month: Beth Ott

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I had my eye on Dragonfly for quite some time prior to joining. When Dragonfly opened the studio in Sun Prairie, I was so excited! I showed up to their very first class on their opening weekend, was greeted by Kristin, and never looked back.

When I lived up in Minneapolis, I had a great yoga experience and loved the classes and atmosphere. When I moved down here seven years ago, I had difficulty replicating that feeling. Prior to Dragonfly, I had tried several different ‘gyms’, none of which stuck. They were cold, I was unmotivated and I didn’t have that personal connection.
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Middleton Yogi of the Month: Liz Waldinger

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My friend and I started at Dragonfly with the free trial class. I had very little yoga experience so I was looking forward to learning something new. The first class I attended was Fire. I enjoyed the heat of the room, as it added a new challenge of focusing on breathing.

As my attendance increased over the introductory month, I found myself trying all of the different classes. I attended almost every day, which helped me begin this healthy routine. While exploring all the classes Dragonfly has to offer, I discovered that my favorite classes are the Yoga Up classes. The weight training, cardio intervals and yoga poses truly make a complete class that meet my needs.
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