Sun Prairie Yogis of the Month: Kim and Don Schwenn

How did you get started at Dfly?
K: I learned about Dfly from a friend who casually mentioned that she thought I might like it. I’m so glad she did!
D: My wife made me go. (K: …just strongly suggested maybe, but I so did not MAKE you go)

What is/was your yoga experience before Dfly?
K: I owned a pair of yoga pants; that was pretty much the extent of it.
D: None. As a matter of fact, I hadn’t stretched since 1983.

What do you enjoy most from attending Dfly classes?
K: I love the physical challenge and the sense of community. I also like the variety of classes available; everything from Power Up (although I’ve never taken the class, it is good to know it is available) to Yin.
D: I enjoy all the benefits of each class but I think I enjoy the overall culture the most. The people combined with the environment create an inspiring place to give my body what it needs.
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Middleton Yogi of the Month: Laura Baumgard

I injured myself running a marathon and my orthopedic surgeon suggested I try yoga. I’ve always been a cardio driven person, so my friend suggested I try hot yoga and she was going to Dragonfly, so I decided to give it a try! I had only ever done a couple of classes of normal yoga.

I always feel invigorated afterwards, despite how hard the class is! Suki’s Flow classes have been so great for my back and knees, as well as my brain! It’s always amazing how her classes sneak up on me!

I find that I always feel better about myself and the day after I leave class. Going to yoga has really helped me at work and personally. Having the time to decompress at yoga really helped me through my father’s recent death and at work as I went through the tenure process at UW Madison. I feel stronger and healthier all around. I was a competitive swimmer my whole life and throughout college but yoga has really become something I hate to miss and love having it as a part of my daily life!
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Fitchburg Yogi of the Month: Greg & Cheryl Callin

I started at Dragonfly in January 2015 after trying a hot fitness class the previous summer when traveling on vacation. I talked Cheryl into trying a class with me a few weeks later. Neither one of us had tried yoga previously.

We really enjoy how anyone at any level can enjoy Dragonfly and make the classes as challenging as you want to. We love the heat! While we were both very active before Dragonfly, our overall fitness has improved and keeps on improving! We hate it when we miss class!
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Downtown Yogi of the Month: Sean Ahern

I started at Dragonfly in August 2016. My girlfriend and I both have busy schedules and we wanted to find a hobby/activity to do with each other and yoga was our solution. Dragonfly was the best option in the UW-Madison campus area because of its wide class selection, flexibility, and pricing.

I played hockey, golf, and football in high school and periodically did yoga throughout hockey and golf seasons to help with my horribly inflexible hips that hockey does a great job making worse! During the summers in high school I worked in a factory for 40-50 hours a week and I would try to incorporate yoga into my off-season summer workouts every one or 2 weeks to not only add variety to my off-season training, but to assist in recovery from being on my feet all week – whether at work, at practice, or working out. Once I came to UW-Madison I got away from yoga my first three years and mainly did strength and cardio workouts at the SERF or ran around campus. I took the 2016 Spring semester off to do a six-month internship down in Atlanta, GA where I attended two free Saturday yoga classes at a park near downtown, which sort of sparked my interest in yoga again. Starting at Dragonfly was my first time doing hot yoga and it was also my first time having a yoga-focused workout regime opposed to using yoga as a complimentary piece of the puzzle, and I have loved it so far.
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