Sun Prairie Yogi of the Month: Pete Goetsch

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A great friend gifted me with the trial membership early last December after we had chatted about starting yoga in the New Year. I ended up participating in my first class the day after receiving the gift. After completing the trial, I joined and competed the 30 and 60 day challenges.

I knew a few of the basic poses from yoga classes we had offered at Fleet Feet. In my head I knew that yoga would be great for my running, but it took actually COMING to the class to make it all happen. My first classes at Dragonfly were amazing because the instructors made it so easy to get into the flow of things. They always make everyone feel welcome.
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Middleton Yogi of the Month: Jared Marske

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I started at Dragonfly Hot Yoga with the free trial class, then purchased one month for $40 the same day, which then led to becoming a full time member during my one month trial.

I had tried yoga a few times as it was incorporated into our warm ups and cool downs at another gym. While working out, I sustained a shoulder and leg injury where I was using a lot of yoga/core strengthening exercises to try to get back into the gym. After that didn’t work I tried several other yoga studios until I found Dragonfly.
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Fitchburg Yogi of the Month: Kristen Niedzwiecki

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I got started at Dragonfly in the fall of 2011 when the Fitchburg location first opened. I have always enjoyed yoga, but had never taken a hot yoga class. To be honest, I didn’t really think I would enjoy it, but figured I would give it a try. While I do enjoy working out, I have never had the tolerance for working out in the heat.

Before coming to Dragonfly, I had done other yoga and Pilates classes, but it had been years prior to living in Madison. I never really looked for yoga classes and instead began a regular weightlifting workout and did various cardio workouts and that became my routine.
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Downtown Yogi of the Month: Kristen Luczak

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I started out at Dragonfly on a whim with a friend who didn’t want to go to a class alone, and I fell in love. I started off with an Intro Month and purchased the student membership before it ended! I had little to no experience with yoga before I started at Dragonfly, apart from taking classes here and there throughout the years. One of the main reasons why I fell in love with yoga was how it changed my whole life. I could breathe easier when I ran and I had more energy to get things done. I felt more relaxed after a flow class and I felt stronger after Yoga Up.
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Sun Prairie Yogi of the Month: Mary Schmitt

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My daughter told me about Dragonfly Hot Yoga, as she knew I had been wanting to try hot yoga. She heard it was new in Sun Prairie and not too far from my home. I stopped in one day and was so well greeted. I still did not know what to think because of my age of 64 and starting yoga for the first time. I took my chances and tried a class and realized right away my age or my ability would not matter here. Everyone is welcome at Dragonfly and any ability is accepted here. The instructors encourage you to listen to your body and not to worry about your ability. Every person is treated as an individual and you choose your positions likewise. All the teachers and staff have been so amazing and ready to help in any way. I was going to try other studios but quickly decided there was no reason to look any further. I had found my happy place at Dragonfly.
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Middleton Yogis of the Month: Mark & Alice Udvari-Solner

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Mark and I (Alice) came to Dragonfly to find our own practice and intention. Sometimes those elements intersect and sometimes they don’t. This resembles a life of 32 years together. Once we were inseparable. We are now more realistic about who we are individually and collectively. The beautiful thing about Dragonfly is that it fosters us as individuals seeking our own experience in each session but also allows us to have a shared experience as long-term partners.
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Fitchburg Yogi of the Month: Maria Mena-Garcia

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I got started at Dragonfly last year when my son and I walked into the Fitchburg studio one evening to look around and ask questions. Before Dragonfly I had little experience with yoga poses. I did not know how to maximize the benefits of each pose or how to let my body and mind be at rest. I liked the atmosphere and the pleasant calmness of the Flow class I took.

What I enjoy most from attending Dragonfly is the variety of well taught classes from the most caring and experienced instructors. They each bring their own personal touch to their class. I attend Dragonfly three times a week and enjoy every single class from Flow to Core Flow to Yoga Up and BarreAmped.
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Downtown Yogi of the Month: Brooklyn Mashaw

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I started my membership with Dfly when the Downtown studio opened. I signed up for the first month trial, and have been hooked ever since. A group of friends and I enjoy going to the same classes, so it’s fun to share the experience. Dfly’s class variety allows me the freedom to practice yoga almost every day of the week. I took some classes at other yoga studios in the past, but nothing really stuck until I came to Dfly. The atmosphere is nothing like I had experienced at other places.
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Sun Prairie Yogi of the Month: Kelly Spies

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I attended one of the first free classes on opening weekend and signed up for a membership that same day. I was so excited Sun Prairie finally had a yoga studio! It was amazing to see the variety of classes being offered and I enjoyed taking the first month of my membership to explore the different types of classes.

I had been into yoga on and off since college but had not done any yoga for five years prior to Dragonfly opening in Sun Prairie. As a working mom, it was hard to get into Madison for classes and I really missed yoga!
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Fitchburg Yogi of the Month: Emily Tryba

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My friend and coworker, Caroline Anderson introduced me to yoga. She started teaching a class after school for staff members. When the school year ended, I knew I was really going to miss my yoga sessions and she told me about the one month trial at Dragonfly. That first month, I did mainly Flow classes, but fell in love!

Currently, I make a commitment to attend at least 3 classes a week. Usually it is two Yoga Up classes and a Flow class. It’s tricky sometimes with children, family and work, but I realized I am a much better person if I am taking care of myself.
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