Downtown Yogi of the Month: Darian Carter

How did you get started at Dfly?
I got started at Dragonfly over the summer when I had an internship in Madison and was looking for a new place to work out while I didn’t have access to campus amenities.

What was your yoga or barre experience before Dfly?
I had tried a few barre classes before Dfly and had a membership to a hot yoga studio back at home, but only went twice a week.

What do you enjoy most about attending Dfly classes?
I love the feeling of relaxation I get from every class at the end, they always manage to put me in a good mood and clear my mind in times of stress.

Have you experienced any changes in your total well-being since taking classes?
I have started to feel much more relaxed and in tune with my emotions since Dragonfly classes give me more time to think and reflect. I have also felt a lot stronger and more active since I’m on a more consistent schedule with classes.

How often do you attend classes? Favorite class?
I try to attend classes 4-5 times a week and mix up which classes I attend. I like going to two workout-type classes and at least two classes that are more calming.

I love all of the classes I attend but my favorite workout class is probably Laura’s yoga up, and my favorite relaxing class is either a core flow or regular flow!

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 love to come to yoga with my friends because I feel like it’s a great workout and a very non-judgmental environment. Dragonfly’s staff is always so friendly and eager to help their yogis, which makes it easier for me to convince my friends to join me!

I am from Park City, Utah, and am an avid skier and have grown up ski racing. I feel like yoga has helped keep me in shape and protect me from potential injuries during the ski season.

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