What to expect in a class with Maddie
Come to class expecting a smile and open space to exist just as you are right now. Leave expectations at the door, expect to find a supportive breath and allow that breath to move you through your practice.
After 13 years of on and off yoga practice–dabbling here and there in an attempt to “chill out”, be super flexible, and then finally as a means to heal from a serious injury– Maddie found a regular yoga practice and a deeper meaning in Forward Fold than touching her nose to the ground or trying to do a split.
Yoga became a critical part of Maddie’s healthy lifestyle, and in April of 2015 she completed her 200-hour certification with the Soma Institute.
Well-accustomed to training the body as a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor, as well as an online fitness professional, Maddie offers yoga as a vehicle to connect the body and mind through the breath. She finds that this union brings fitness to an entirely different level.
Maddie also greatly enjoys good company (friends, family, students, animals, and energy) while living life. For her, life involves fresh air, puzzles, random adventures, and good wine. Her most passionate hobby though, is laughter and finding the most positive experience, even in the worst circumstances.
We asked Maddie
Why do you practice yoga?
My yoga practice brings me back to a friendship with myself. Whether it’s kicking my own butt into a better attitude (we all know a good sweat can release all that toxic mental talk) or bringing myself to a place a self-forgiveness. Regardless of the yoga style, the purpose is to nourish and reconnect my mind and body, because like most humans, I become disjointed in this crazy place we call earth.
What fuels you?
Positive energy and gratitude fuels me to live each day to the fullest. Finding the small nuggets to be happy about and grateful for (like good food and chocolate) even when the sun is not shining.
Maddie’s favorite piece of wisdom:
“So many out-of-the-way things had happened lately, that Alice had begun to think that very few things indeed were really impossible.” – Alice in Wonderland