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YOGA THAT LETS YOU BE YOU

Danika shares: Passion and a Belief that Yoga is for Everybody with Her Students September 6, 2012

I was first introduced to yoga through a friend encouraging me to try Bikram style. It was enlightening and empowering! I practiced off and on while living in Colorado, but my passion for yoga blossomed here in Kansas City.  I found a renewed love for spirituality and a closeness to God as I continued to practice. Yoga became more about mindfulness than about competitiveness. Thus, I realized I wanted to share my new-found passion with others! I received my teacher training at KCFitnessLink in Kansas City, Kansas in September 2011.  I feel that yoga is for Every Body! And, Any yoga is better than no yoga! I am blessed to have found this path of yoga and hope to continue to pass along the yoga love!
Namaste.
 
Danika Hanson, CYT 200
 
 
 
 
 
 
Teachings at YouYoga:
 
Thursdays: Vinyasa Flow @ 6:15 -7:30 pm
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Danelle shares: Being in the Moment, Day by Day with Her Students August 30, 2012

I have been doing Yoga for about ten years. It started out as just a physical workout, to improve strength, balance, flexibility, but almost without my noticing, it grew into a spiritual journey too, and I found yoga permeating every aspect of my life. It helped me as a singer, an actor, a grade school teacher, a daughter, a partner, a friend. It really helps me be a better version of myself while, at the same time, helping me discover and appreciate who that really is. I found myself teaching yoga in my drama classes, to help with posture, relaxation and focus, and using yoga in my own acting career to balance and calm myself before going onstage.

In 2006 I was lucky enough to spend some time in Ireland with my aunt, a wonderful and inspiring yogi and yoga teacher, helping out in her yoga studio office and assisting with teaching kids yoga classes.  I thought, “When I grow up, I want to be a yoga teacher!” I don’t know that I’ve grown up yet,  but I did my formal yoga teacher training though KC Fitness Link, and am so blessed every day by the every widening circle of yoga students, teachers and practitioners that I now find myself surrounded by.

 I love how, as Inyengar says, yoga means…”all our bones, flesh, fibers, ligaments, joints, senses, mind and intelligence are harnessed. In this way, the practice of asana, performed with all elements of our being, awakens and sharpens intelligence, until it is integrated with our senses, our mind, our memory, our consciousness and our soul. ” And I love how yoga teaches us to be in the moment, day by day, accepting where we are just now and knowing that, “if you learn a lot of little things, one day you end up knowing a big thing.”

Danelle Drury, CYT 200

 

 

 

Teachings at YouYoga (beginning October 1):

Mondays: Vinyasa Flow @ 7:00 – 8:15 am

Tuesdays: Vinyasa Flow/Sculpt @ 6:15 – 7:15 pm

Saturdays: Vinyasas Flow @ 12:00 – 1:15 pm (rotation)

 

Ericka shares: Acceptance, Growth and Confidence with Her Yoga Students August 29, 2012

I’ve began taking Yoga 11 years ago after having my first child.  The idea of intentional movement with conscious breath was a welcoming idea due to my dance background. I was blessed to have my first instructor  teach me from the beginning to meet myself were I was at in the moment.  Acceptance lead to growth. Growth gave way to confidence. Confidence birthed a willingness to try new things.

8 years ago, I earned my 200 hour Yoga certification from KC Fitness Link with Darryl Olive.  In January of 2012, I completed my Chair Yoga Certification with Lakshmi Voelker founder of Get Fit Where You Sit.   My goal as a yoga instructor is to share a balanced approach to yoga.  I want my students to understand proper alignment, along with the importance of proper breathe in each pose.  Let’s not forget… a strong sense of self too.  In sharing a strong foundation, my hope is that my students will have the opportunity to find acceptance, growth, and confidence within themselves.

I’ve had the opportunity to teach a Matt Ross Community Center, 50 Plus Program of Johnson County Parks and    Recreation, City of Lenexa Senior Center, as well as Children’s Mercy Hospital, and I’m looking forward to sharing our approach to yoga at our own yoga space: YouYoga

Ericka Bell, CYT 200, LVCYT, Blogger

Creator of YouYoga