Sun Prairie Yogi of the Month: April Komplin

I was gifted a 1 month membership for Christmas in 2015 and have been coming ever since. Some of my friends at Fleet Feet convinced me it was a good way to support my running habits.

I had taken 2-3 classes at different studios with my sisters prior to coming to Dragonfly Hot Yoga in Sun Prairie.

I have found that Dfly is warm, inviting and quiet, which is why I especially like the 5:30am classes. All of the teachers are super nice.
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Middleton Yogi of the Month: Valerie Shea

Friends asked me to join Dragonfly. I had been at a different studio, but DFLY is closer to home. It’s also warm and welcoming, and I am very impressed with the design. Nevertheless, I had found excuses not to practice until Kelly Perna asked if anyone was interested in joining her for the thirty day challenge. I accepted the challenge in late April, and I have not missed a day since.
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Fitchburg Yogi of the Month: Janelle Derose

I started at Dragonfly in May of 2016 after my second child was born. I was always interested in hot yoga but I had never tried it before. I was looking for a workout I could do close to my home and something that would help with my posture from carrying two small children often. Dragonfly was the perfect fit!

Before Dragonfly I had little to no yoga experience. I had attended a Bend and Brew at Wisconsin Brewing Company. I was pregnant at the time but I knew it was something I wanted to pursue in the future because I felt so much better after the class.
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Downtown Yogi of the Month: Mark Kosobucki

I started taking classes at Dragonfly in January of 2016, after going to a $5 flow class with a handful of my friends. I was looking for a new way to exercise after I had finished my last semester playing soccer, and I knew immediately after that first class that this was what I was looking for. So, I signed up for the membership and never looked back.

Before Dragonfly I had maybe attended two or three yoga classes in my entire life, so I had very minimal experience. That being said, I never once felt out of place at the studio. All the staff members and fellow yogis are unbelievably accepting and have helped me tremendously throughout this last year and a half.
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Sun Prairie Yogi of the Month: Heather Campbell

I got started at Dragonfly Hot Yoga in Sun Prairie a little over a year ago because a friend told me I should try it out and I instantly became hooked. Before coming to Dragonfly, my only yoga experience was work out DVDs or YouTube Videos… I had no idea what hot yoga was.

What I enjoy most about Dragonfly classes is the variety of classes and all the options for class times. I could never wake up before work to exercise and found that at 8:30pm I am super motivated to work out. I tried so many gyms but this is the first exercise that I have stuck with in my entire life. I have also cultivated a family at Dragonfly that motivates me to keep coming.
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Middleton Yogi of the Month: Megan Pardi

I was trying to find a gym that I could commit to and still feel comfortable. I knew I needed a place that provided an array of classes that kept me accountable for my fitness and prevented me from getting bored. Many of my coworkers were doing yoga and recommended Dragonfly. In 2015, I did my intro month and fell in love. I’ve been a member ever since.

Prior to joining Dragonfly, I had done a few yoga classes but was never taught the proper techniques. I’m also not very coordinated and sometimes felt silly attempting the poses. The instructors here are awesome and so willing to assist me in bettering my practice. This environment allows me to push myself, yet still have fun. I have come to enjoy the process both mentally and physically.
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Fitchburg Yogi of the Month: Sonya Fredrick

One of my clients was a yoga instructor at Dfly. We were talking about how I hadn’t done yoga in a few years and missed it. She encouraged me to come to the free trial class. I brought a friend and we both enjoyed it. The warm room hooked me to sign up for the one month unlimited since it was January. I continued to buy 10 class passes until I finally jumped into a membership.

My first experience with yoga was prenatal classes. They were once a week and I really enjoyed them. Since I was pregnant with twins, I felt they helped me with stress mentally and physically. After I had my boys, I continued to take hatha yoga classes weekly. I always looked forward to them. But as I stayed at home with my boys during the day and went back to work part-time it became harder to find time for yoga.
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Downtown Yogi of the Month: Miranda Manzanares

I began to regularly practice at Dragonfly in June 2016. Up until 2016, my yoga practice had been nonchalant, attending classes with friends every now and then to try out new studios in Madison. My first class at the downtown Dragonfly studio was with one of my best friends who had expressed her admiration for Dragonfly and encouraged me to come along. This was the first class that allowed me to feel a physical, spiritual, and mental connection with my mat that left me feeling empowered and yearning to become more dedicated to my practice.
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Sun Prairie Yogi of the Month: Jackie Ward

I got started with Dragonfly Hot Yoga when the Sun Prairie studio had its grand opening in June 2015. The first time I arrived to check it out, the line was out the door and down the stairs. I chose to go over to Woodman’s and do some shopping and then try again. I walked right in and was greeted with a smile and I knew right then –“YES! This was the perfect fit!”

My yoga experience is hard to put into words. Each time I enter the studio in Sun Prairie, I am greeted with amazing contagious happy energy and I feel I belong. The variety of teachers are awesome! I appreciate each one bringing a kick butt workout with their own twist of exercises and song choices. I feel refreshed and truly amazing after leaving each class. I feel so alive and renewed as my entire mindset has changed to “Awesome” within 1 hour at Dragonfly in Sun Prairie.
I love everything about Dfly – the staff, the variety of classes, the beautiful studio. If I could check all of the above that is how truly fulfilled Dragonfly has given me each time I visit.
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Middleton Yogi of the Month: Maxwell Love

I started meditating four years ago because I was stressed at work. Meditation was hard – really hard! I started with unguided meditation and couldn’t do it for more than five minutes. Someone introduced me to free guided meditations hosted by the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center. I worked up to meditating 25 minutes a day before work. If I was getting stressed out during the day, I would try to clear my mind with simple breathing techniques. I started feeling much better.

I remember passing by several yoga studios on my block when I lived in Washington, DC and wondering if yoga would be like meditation. Fast forward a few years while visiting a friend in New York, I attended my first yoga class. I liked it! Then I went with my aunt and enjoyed that class too. I thought to myself, “Hmm, maybe I should really have a go at this.” I started reading more about yoga and meditation and that inspired a trip to India in 2015.
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