Sun Prairie Yogi of the Month: Erin Leckwee Lita

Hi! I’m Erin Leckwee Lita. I am from Lodi and currently working for Tellurian in Madison. I originally started at Dragonfly in 2016 and I absolutely loved it. Unfortunately a change of jobs made it too difficult for me to continue attending. In late 2021 I began working in Madison again and I was looking for a way to get myself back into shape and de-stress. Dragonfly immediately came to mind. I started attending classes again in March and fell back in love with all things hot yoga. My husband, Cris, attends classes with me now, as he has really come to love the experience as well.

Prior to Dragonfly I had never really had much formal experience with yoga, I had been focused mainly on running and power lifting. I really enjoyed how non-judgmental and welcoming the instructors and other class members were, it made learning so much more enjoyable.

I really enjoy challenging my body and having those moments when I realize I can do something that I wasn’t able to do a couple of weeks ago. I like that the instructors offer different variations of poses as well. I cannot say that I have ever left a class feeling down or negative, the classes always have great vibes.

Since I have been attending classes I have noticed changes physically as well as mentally. My body has better muscle tone (thank you Yoga Up!) and I feel less of those creaks and sore spots. I have learned from the instructors to give my body grace if I’m not feeling the best physically, which is something I had always tried to “power through”. I also feel much more relaxed mentally. I have a very stressful job and it is helpful to be able to set everything aside and check out for a little while.

I generally attend classes 3-4 times per week, although I recently completed my first 30 day challenge successfully. I am looking forward to taking on the summer challenge next. I enjoy all of the classes, but my absolute favorite has to be Yoga Up. The energy and the music (love, love the throwbacks!) are great, and when I’m finished I am so energized and happy.

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