I started at Dragonfly in 2014 the week I had to have my father placed with Hospice. I was so stressed about his impending death that I needed a more productive way to channel my feelings. When my father died, I decided to give the time I had spent caring for him to myself, specifically beginning this journey in yoga. I had taken one yoga class previously and had taken Pilates for several years.
I enjoy the variety of teaching approaches and the range of experience the teaching staff brings to class. Personally, I like to balance the classes and the instructors: those who are more static in their instructional techniques versus those who direct the class in a more dynamic way. I also enjoy the choice of Flow, Yin and BarreAmped classes.
When my husband and I moved here from Texas I wanted to get back into hot yoga. It was something I had done before and it changed me then and I knew it would be good for me again. I have two little boys (ages 5 & 3) with autism and ADHD and when they started therapy in Fitchburg the one thing I was so happy about was being able to go to classes again! I used to do hot yoga at a studio in Plano, Texas and that studio was very different than Dfly. The atmosphere wasn’t as friendly and welcoming as Dfly and the class schedule was not nearly as diverse.
How did you get started at Dfly?
My wonderful friend Kathleen had been trying to get me to go to Dragonfly for a while, and I finally caved! I had never done hot yoga before and was a little intimidated. Since then I have happily accepted being a beet red sweaty mess.
What is/was your yoga experience before Dfly?
I took part in a once-a-week class offered at my workplace…For about a year…Eight years ago! I only ever practiced sporadically at home and let it slide pretty quickly after I stopped going to class. However, I remembered really enjoying the sense of community and shared energy in a class setting.