December Yogi of the Month
Congratulating Barb Valle for the month of December!
For the month of December we have selected Barb V. to represent HYK for Yogi of the Month. She has been a regular student here at the studio. She is a dedicated Yogi at HYK and has been with the studio for 3 1/2 years, however she has been practicing yoga for nearly 10! We love the energy that Barb brings to the studio and are blessed to have her presence. Here is a quick interview with our beloved Yogi of the month:
How did you get started with yoga?
I started practicing yoga because I was a PE teacher for a small school and we did yoga with the kids and I felt like I needed to understand what I was teaching. The kids loved it and couldn't get enough. I also needed to slow down. In general with my life and yoga helps me do that.
Do you have any advice for others on how you make time for
I think it's hard to make time for any exercise but the thing about yoga is that it is so much more than just exercise. It is such a big help mentally and when you think about what is important for overall health, it's the mental balance that serves us the most. If you commit to coming to yoga twice a week for a whole month then it becomes a habit. And there are lots of different classes to help hold your interest.
How does yoga benefit your life/affect your every day life?
Yoga benefits my life in so many ways. If I am not on my mat or at least don't have a plan for the next time I will be, then I am all frazzled. Hot Yoga takes away the stress of every day life. It slows you down naturally. I have joint and muscle pain on a regular basis and hot yoga really helps to work through that. I can feel a difference when I miss a day or two. I also love meeting new people in the studio and making new friends!
What is your favorite thing that HYK offers you?
My favorite things about HYK is the HEAT! And the variety of classes. There is a class for every yogi, and doing different classes during the week keeps me motivated and strong. But the BEST thing about HYK is the instructors. I have never been to a studio with a better group of well trained and diverse teachers. ❤