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!
Name: Beth Ziegler
Occupation: middle school math teacher (yikes!)
Favorite yoga pose: child's pose
Yoga is.... the ultimate retreat. It gives me a chance to renew, find some balance, and be thankful.
If I had a superpower it would be... to be invisible and fly - at the same time. Not sure why, but I'm sure about this.
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.
Name: Rachel Pizzie
Occupation: Graduate Student
Favorite yoga pose: Triangle or Downward Dog
My NON-guilty pleasure is...Ice Cream! And Coffee!
If you had a super power what would it be and why? I love to travel, so I would love the ability to "apparate"--disappear from one place and immediately appear in another.
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.
Name: Gina Hersey
Favorite yoga pose: Cat/Cow
What makes you Mighty? I love the studio, teachers, and students. I always want to be the person I am on my mat!
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!
Name: Elissa Parent
Occupation: Logistics Associate at a Biotech company
Favorite yoga pose: Pigeon- it hurts so good!
Yoga is...Rooting down to rise up.
What do you love most about yoga? I love that yoga gives me a chance to quiet my mind, focus on my intention, and be wholly in the here and now
Name: Michael Musty
Occupation: Math grad student
Favorite yoga pose: Warrior 2 all day and all night!
What do you love most about yoga? There is no pressure.
My NON-guilty pleasure is...running in long johns.
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.