Note from Will, part owner of Dragonfly

Dragonfly Hot Yoga started with two dreams and an email. One dream quickly went by the wayside, while the other, a hot yoga studio on the West side of Madison, lived on and has become a beautiful place for the community to practice yoga.

Until June of this year I hadn’t met most of our clients and probably only half of our instructors as my wife and I live in Schenectady, NY, which is as bad as it sounds. I am originally from Mineral Point, WI, and the idea of spending a few months in Madison, a little closer to friends and family was an attractive opportunity for me.

I have never had what you would call a “regular” yoga practice. In the summer I go hiking and play tennis, in the winter I’m more likely to be found racing downhill on skis than on a yoga mat. But I have had times in my life when I practiced yoga. I took an intensive yoga course while traveling through India in 2009, and when my wife and I were living in Holland we took yoga classes in order to meet other
people.
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Business of the Month: Shining Stones Jewelry

From Megan: I really wanted to have signature Dragonfly Hot Yoga jewelry available at the studio. My friend and Dragonflyer, Ann Imig (annsrants.com and creator of “Listen To Your Mother“), told me about Ellie Schoenberger and her beautiful jewelry. I contacted Ellie and she was amazing to work with. Right away she was sending me designs with our colors and was willing to work with me and our budget. I LOVE our new necklaces (available at either studio!) and hopefully, Ellie will be designing more custom pieces for us in the future. If you’re looking for special gifts to give to friends, family, co-workers, teachers, etc., you must check out her etsy shop!

Ellie was kind enough to answer a couple of questions for our newsletter.
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Gift Cards Are 10% Off!

Hot yoga balances the mind and body – it’s the perfect gift for your friends and family! Stop by the front desk to get them or buy them online. To sweeten the deal, all gift cards are 10% Off until December 25th. Dragonfly Gift Cards can be spent like cash on any of our products or services!

Some great ways to use a Dragonfly Gift Card
1. Get an intro month of yoga for your loved one!
2. Dfly apparel (have you seen our new hoodies?) or yoga gear
3. Take one of our upcoming workshops or special classes (We’ve got a lot of ideas for 2013!)

To get the discount use code GIFT10 at checkout.

Gift cards can be redeemed over the phone or in person at either studio. (Sorry, gift cards can’t be redeemed online.)

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Middleton Yogi of the Month: Hannah Gern

Hannah is a recent college graduate, earning a degree in Environmental Biology. She maintained an active lifestyle working out at the campus wellness center. Her degree program required completing an activity credit. Out of the many activity classes offered, she chose Yoga! She is so happy that she did, as it has led her to a regular Hot Yoga practice at Dragonfly.

The summer Dragonfly Hot Yoga Groupon brought her to the studio and she was excited to become a member. Her first class at Dfly was with instructor Carrie Johnson. The challenge she experienced in her first class is what brought her back for more and she has continued to grow ever since.
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