Fitchburg Yogi of the Month: Tammy Wenzel

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I was introduced to Dragonfly Hot Yoga through a friend and the free trial pass. On occasion, I would do a Yoga DVD, but did not have a consistent practice or any studio experience.

After a stressful day of constantly putting out fires, it is nice to have time where the only person I need to focus on is ME! It’s relaxing, but hard work.

I’m still a Type-A personality, but I can manage stress and frustration so much better since I’ve started a consistent, regular practice. I have less back pain and my mind is clear. Having a regular yoga practice has allowed me to unplug and turn off all the white noise from a crazy day at the office. It’s amazing what one little hour can do!

I’m a regular at Wednesday night Flow, Thursday night Flow, and Friday night BarreAmped. I also try to make it to Saturday morning Flow and Yoga Up whenever possible. I love them all, but Wednesday night Flow is my favorite. It’s a good mid-week refresher and gets me ready to close out the week.

I am so thankful to Erica and Kaila for guiding me every week. They know how to push me to my edge, but still take care of me. They take me out of my comfort zone and I love it! Through these girls, and my fellow yogis, I’ve learned how to take the lessons from my mat and apply them to the rest of my life.

Instructor Erica Doyle: “Tammy’s yoga journey has and continues to be an absolute pleasure to be a part of. She brings a unique determination, commitment and focus to her practice each time she comes to her mat. She is a smart yogi and is advanced in that she truly knows how to honor and listen to her body. She stays present through her practice and doesn’t let small obstacles set her back. Tammy makes me smile at least once during every practice… Sometimes with secret dance moves and winks during yoga up and others with the discrete “thumbs up” when I give her an assist in flow. Keep going, Tammy! You really are an inspiration.”


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