When I was in graduate school at UW, one of my professors suggested that I try yoga as a way to relieve stress. I instantly fell in love with the movement, meditation, and breathing. I tried many different yoga studios throughout Madison; but when Dragonfly opened its doors in 2011, there was no other place that felt so welcoming and challenging for my practice. I loved the instructors so much, I took the 200 hour Dragonfly Teacher Training in the Spring of 2018. In those early years, yoga helped me find balance and focus away from the stresses of work. But throughout the years as I began to experience fertility issues and challenges with my body, yoga became a way to honor my body's capability and wisdom. It has taken years (and is still ongoing); but every time I arrive on my mat, yoga provides a chance to recenter, appreciate my body's strength, and marvel at the power of just breathing.
Supine Spinal Twist - If there is one pose I crave every class, it's this one. It has so many benefits for spinal flexibility, digestion, and relieving back and shoulder muscles. You can approach it in so many different ways and it feels different every time. When I have an intense headache, this is the pose I take to try and reduce the pain.
"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter, don't mind."
– Dr. Seuss
Why I Love Dragonfly
I love the variety that Dragonfly offers - from the different types of classes, studio locations, schedules, and instructors. There are so many choices to find a perfect fit for you and what you want to get out of your practice. The community is so welcoming and the classes are fun. When I've lived in different states and countries, I haven't found anything as unique and wonderful as Dragonfly.
Little Known Fact About Me
When I was in college, I used to do small shows in bars and coffee shops singing and playing the guitar. The tips were meager but the free food was amazing for a poor college student.