Downtown Yogi of the Month: Ava Shadmani

How did you get started at Dfly?
I was introduced to Dfly through a friend in the winter of 2019. I was hooked after my first class and started my intro month right away!

What is/was your yoga/BarreAmped experience before Dfly?
I used to do some yoga occasionally but had never done hot yoga before Dfly. It was pretty a new experience!

What do you enjoy most from attending Dfly classes?
I love EVERYTHING about Dfly. From its wonderful instructors to a positive environment and friendly community. Doing yoga at Dfly is where I get to stay mindful and present in my daily life. It is also an effective workout. I should add the chill towel at the end of class is pretty awesome!

Have you experienced any changes in your total well-being since taking classes?
Hot Yoga has enhanced my life mentally and physically. As a violinist, I notice practicing yoga improves my playing by releasing tension from my body. Long hours of holding up my instrument are way more tolerable and less painful with yoga! I also love sweating things out. Overall, I feel more grounded and at ease since taking classes.

How often do you attend classes? Favorite class?
I go to Dfly studio 3 to 4 times a week. It’s hard to choose a favorite class since each instructor has something unique to offer. I personally enjoy classes led by John Harmon the most. Chakra Flow is a favorite too!

Please feel free to share any other thoughts you have about Dfly, hot yoga, or your life as we would love to know more about you.
I am moving to Canada in a month and the first thing I will do there, is finding the closest Yoga studio to my house. Thank you Dfly for turning yoga into a passion in me and giving me joy and harmony during my time in Madison!

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