Yogi of the Month ~ Katie Dennis

How long have you been practicing? About 4 years



What’s your favorite pose and why? I enjoy dancer because it is so beautiful and graceful (if I can hold it J)



In 10 words or less describe why you love yoga: Yoga brings me peace, clarity and it cleanses me.



How does your yoga practice benefit your other passions/hobbies? When I practice yoga, it makes me happy. The happiness flows into the next day. When I am happy, I take part in more of my hobbies with more joy and passion.



Why did you start practicing yoga? I initially started to tone, now I practice for a multitude of reasons. I believe God blessed me with a strong and capable body and I should use it and strengthen it every chance I get.



How does yoga impact your everyday life? Yoga helps me to deal with my anxiety- it is better than anything a doctor can prescribe. It is truly one of my most helpful outlets or resources for stress and helps me exercise an intentional focus which I can use outside of the studio.



What misconceptions about yoga, if any, were changed after you started practicing? I thought it might just be all about stretching, not so much of a work out. That changed quickly with my first heated class. Not only is every class challenging, but it tests your mind to focus.

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Teacher Feature ~ Anne Suarez

Anne teaches Hot Flow Monday 7:45 am, Not So Hot Flow Monday 9:00 am, Warm Flow Tuesday 11:45 am, and The Zen Hour Wednesday 11:45 am.

Favorite pose and why:  Ananda Balasana – Happy Baby Pose- because it evokes bliss and joy.  It is also a great way to lengthen the spine, open the chest, shoulders and stretch the inner groin, thighs and hamstrings. 

First introduced to yoga:  On a vacation to Colorado I decided to try yoga to help my flexibility (I was an avid runner). 

10 words or less on why I love yoga:  Yoga helps me connect my breath, mind, body and spirit. 

How does my practice make me stronger:  It has helped me develop mental focus, stamina and physical strength.  

How do you remain grounded outside the yoga studio: 

I love spending time with family, friends and my Westie, Lucky.   I try and stay open to possibility and learning.  

Advice to beginner yogi: Your body and yoga is a journey unique to you- to be explored with loving kindness.  

Mantra or intention: “Peace begins with a smile”.  Mother Teresa

Biggest misconception about being a yoga instructor: is that we have it all together- the yoga of daily life is ongoing and involves energy.  

One healthy food I swear by and why:  coconut water because it helps me stay hydrated. 

 

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Living Your Dreams by Judy Moss

When you wake up every single day with the realization that you know exactly what it is that your heart is telling you to do, you have found a gift that not everyone unwraps in their lifetime. Read More

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