Last year, a friend of mine took me to my first class at Dragonfly Middleton, where I fell in love immediately. Everyone was so nice and supportive of how little flexibility I had at the time. I love when the instructors say “respect and listen to your body, if something doesn’t feel right, don’t do it.”
Before I became a member at Dfly 2 years ago I was in a work out rut. I was going to a gym that offered a large variety of classes (spin, step, Zumba, body pump, yoga) and although I liked their classes and instructors I was ready to try something new. I also wanted to practice yoga more regularly but had a hard time incorporating it into my other exercise regimen. I had driven by Dragonfly many times and finally decided to sign up for the intro month and loved it. The rest is history!
Prior to Dfly I had done yoga here and there including a few hot yoga classes but never kept up a regular practice. I had never done Barre before Dfly and even though I’ve tried a few classes since, I still can’t get on the Barre train!
I took my first class (Aroma Yin) in the summer of 2016 with my sister Lily. I enjoyed it, but didn’t quite catch the bug my first time around. Prior to yoga I had dealt with chronic spinal and hip pain/ailments. I had numerous prescriptions and a full medical team. Surgery had been a discussion, but was not an option as far as I was concerned. My physical therapist had suggested that I give yoga another shot. The following summer, Lily took the teacher training at Dragonfly and really expressed to me that I try a flow class. I signed up for her free practicum in July 2017 and was instantly hooked. I subsequently bought a 10 pack and started attending one or two classes a week for a couple of months. As time went by, my frequency of visits increased as well.
How did you get started at Dfly?
I signed up for an Intro offer in fall 2017 after wanting to incorporate some yoga into my exercise routine. After the trial ended, I took the occasional class and signed up for a full membership in late 2018.
What is/was your yoga experience before Dfly?
I had attended a few yoga classes at my gym, but didn’t practice regularly prior to taking a class at DFly.