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.