Meet Jamie, Our Newest Mighty Barre Teacher!

Check out Jamie's class on Mondays at 7 p.m. in Lebanon!

 

We asked Jamie:

How did you get introduced to Yoga?
College! I took a free class and fell in love.

How has your practice changed since then?
It’s become more consistent. When I started in college, it was a “treat” at the end of a long week. Now I make a point of going more often because I’ve found that it is so helpful for both my mental and physical health.

Why did you decide to teach Barre?
I started attending class on a whim, and after awhile I knew it was time for me to try and further my practice. I loved classes so much and knew that the next best step would be to share the awesome feelings I get from attending them! I never feel more present and aware of my own body than I do when I’m on my mat.

Any tips for someone new to class?
You can get through anything with just one more breath! Also, your mat is an island - don’t judge your own movements by anyone else’s. All bodies move differently, and that is 100% OK.

What is your favorite pose?
Supta baddha konasana. It gets me completely blissed out!

What do you like to do outside the studio?
Reading, knitting, skiing, running, ukulele, and baking. I love to make things!

What fuels you?
I’m not OK with just being OK. I’m constantly pushing forward to be achieving new things and improving in all aspects of my life, whether it’s at the barre or on the mat or in other hobbies or wherever. I always want to be better than I was before.

What makes you Mighty?
Coffee! But also, my need for self-improvement. I always want to be better tomorrow than I am today.

Mighty Yogi of the Month: October

Name: Anda Panaitiu

Occupation: Chemistry Graduate Student

Favorite yoga pose: Half pigeon and all arm balances (my friends and I also joke about perfecting a novel pose: "roadkill," which is when we loudly crash-land out of a challenging pose flat on our faces).

What do you love most about yoga? The sense of community and that it makes people genuinely happier and kinder.

My NON-guilty pleasure is... potato chips - I have no self restraint when it comes to them.

Mighty Yogi of the Month: August 2016

Name: Sasha Wesnak

Occupation: Project Coordinator - Quality & Safety, Perioperative Services at DHMC

Favorite yoga pose: Pigeon and Warrior II

What's the best advice you've ever received? "Try turning it off and turning it back on" - my dad repeats this to my mom, sisters, and I mostly when our electronics crash, but I have found it helpful in other areas as well.

What do you love most about yoga? I always leave class feeling better than when I came in.

Meet Paige - Our Newest Mighty Team Member!

Paige will be assisting Heather and our Team as part of new student & member outreach.  We couldn't be more excited for you all to meet her virtually and at the studios!

Name: Paige Dietz

Team Role:  Mighty Marketing & Brand Manager


Favorite yoga pose: Pigeon and Chair...both for very different reasons...and feelings.  

Yoga is... my balance

What do you like to do off the yoga mat? I play with my "partners in crime" (my fiance and two dogs) , farmers and flea markets, eating local food, traveling....anything with a bit of adventure!

Mighty Yogi of the Month: March 2016

Name: Beth Phillips-Whitehair

Occupation: Kindergarten/First Grade teacher

Favorite yoga pose: There are many…and I can’t believe I am saying this (Wendy!), but it may be HALF PIGEON, simply because it reminds me of the possibility for change and the need to have an open mind. I really DID NOT like it when I began….

What do you love most about yoga? The opportunity to work towards equanimity.

What's fuels you? Mighty yoga, sleep, and ‘clean’, fresh food as things I do for myself. Friends, family, my pets, work, and summer flowers as things I surround myself with.