Sun Prairie Yogi of the Month: Barb Sullivan

I was taking a lot of fitness classes when I became bored with them and started looking for something else. I knew about Dragonfly and wanted to check it out but I was intimidated, would I be able to handle the heat, would I be judged for my skill level, and all the other insecurities that were in my head. But I finally got up the courage and walked in. Everyone was so nice, I felt safe. Then my journey with hot yoga began!
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Middleton Yogi of the Month: Emily Gregory

How did you get started at Dfly?

When I was training for the Madison Marathon back in 2015, I injured my foot. I pushed through the marathon, but knew that I needed to take a break from running. I knew there were many different options for working out, but was so very lost on where to start. I took a hot yoga class with one of my good friends in the Milwaukee area and absolutely loved it! I knew I had to find a hot yoga studio near me. At the time, Dragonfly was the closest one and I was sucked in immediately! I absolutely love everything about it – especially the fact that there’s a class for everyone.
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Fitchburg Yogi of the Month: Rhonda Rickey

I first started taking yoga classes about 15 years ago. I was taking classes through my health care provider. I did several sessions and just never really loved it. It was always the same thing over and over and only one instructor.

Fast forward to Dragonfly opening and I thought I would give it a try as I love heat. I bought a 10 class pass and took my first few classes and I was hooked! It was then I knew this was for me and became a member.
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Downtown Yogi of the Month: Lindsay Friedman

I started going to Dfly when a friend of mine brought me along to a flow class three years ago. I loved the class and started my intro month shortly after.

Before Dfly I had gone to a handful of yoga classes randomly throughout my life. I had always enjoyed them but never enough to start doing yoga regularly, until I came to Dfly.
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Sun Prairie Yogi of the Month: Deb Holland

Let me begin my yoga story by saying how honored and humbled I am to be selected as yogi of the month at Dragonfly Sun Prairie. My partner Annie Rubens is the one who introduced me to yoga, many years ago. Over time my practice was sporadic, at a variety of studios, depending on where we lived at the time. When Dragonfly came to Sun Prairie I saw the ad for $20 for the first month and decided it was high time to get back on the mat! Annie joined with me, in support of my practice. We tried out a wide variety of classes and thoroughly enjoyed our time there together. When the month was over I stayed on for some time to come. However, as is so often the case for so many of us, life happened and I went back to only a sporadic practice, mostly at home. Then on May 31, 2018, after 25 years of being together, Annie passed away as a result of a bike accident while training for her second Ironman. My world was shattered and my heart was crushed. I knew that in order to even want to continue to live, I needed to let go of non-essential commitments and make space for what truly served my well-being, my purpose, and our legacy. I returned to Dragonfly and was greeted with tremendous compassion and care by Pete, who welcomed me back as if I had never missed a day. The staff of course knew about the accident, and knew without even having to ask, why I was returning to the mat.
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Middleton Yogi of the Month: Maria Marunich

If I remember correctly, a friend told me about Dragonfly. At the time I was a member at another yoga studio in town but the idea of adding a weight/cardio class appealed to me. So I gave Yoga Up at try. Wow, I had no idea what I was getting myself into but the challenge brought me back week after week.

I had been practicing yoga for about 10 years when Dragonfly drew me in. I had a dedicated yoga practice but was looking to shake things up. Yoga was satisfying and soothing my mind and soul but I wanted to see more definition in my body. Elizabeth pushed me to add more BarreAmped classes (and weights) to my workout routine. As I write this, I have never thanked her for that! Now I will.
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Fitchburg Yogi of the Month: Amy Shanley

My first experience with Yoga was in 1996 at a YMCA Iyengar class. Since then I have been drawn to yoga and have tried several local studios over the years. I started coming to Dragonfly in 2013 for Yin and then discovered Flow. I love the different challenges each class offers. I can push myself as much or as little as I need each day.
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Downtown Yogi of the Month: Heather Halweg

I was looking for fitness classes to add to my cardio and soccer regime. I wanted some strength training that didn’t require me to join a gym. For at least a year (I think, maybe 2?) I didn’t do any yoga classes at Dragonfly. Peace of mind and slower motions had never been my workout or life forte.
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Sun Prairie Yogi of the Month: Luann Ballweg

My first visit to Dragonfly was the best decision I made for myself in 2018! Previously I was getting my fitness fix at a kickboxing studio with HIIT in a circuit setting. When the studio announced it was closing, I decided to try something out of my comfort zone by attending a class at Dragonfly. I had no experience with yoga and thought I might pass out doing hot yoga! I had never been so comfortable in an unfamiliar setting and couldn’t wait to come back the next day. I attended a barre class at another studio a few years ago and enjoyed it, so I thought that’s what I’d sign up for most. I tried as many classes as I could my first few days and went straight for the full membership, so I could continue to enjoy them all.
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Middleton Yogi of the Month: Jackie Flavin

I moved to Madison from Chicago when I was 8 months pregnant and needed a way to stay active. I was so fortunate to find Dragonfly’s Barre and prenatal yoga classes. Many of the prenatal work outs around are too gentle to really break a sweat. Dragonfly offered a good burn while the teachers guided me safely through the classes. Soon after I had my baby, I jumped into Yoga Up and Power Up classes. I’ve tried it all and I think the Yoga + Barre + Fitness offerings at Dragonfly are easily the best in town.
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