Meet Bonnie, Our Featured Member of the Season!
Bonnie has been with WYC since the early days. We adore having her in class and having her in our yoga community is an absolute treat! Thank you, Bonnie!
Our fabulous Jake interviewed Bonnie! Take a look and listen in the video below!
Tell me about your experience with yoga: how it began, where it has taken you, and how yoga has impacted your life.
I was a jogger in my 30s and 40s and started aerobics in my 50s. My journey with yoga began in my 60s and has become an essential part of my life as I am now in my 70s and approaching the milestone of 80 in 2023. Yoga has definitely helped me physically with flexibility and balance. Also, as an artist, it provides me with time for reflection and sometimes I even get an idea for a new work of art. I also tend to get myself overextended with volunteer work, family etc. and yoga helps me slow down and think about what is important.
What are your favorite styles of yoga / classes?
I like flow classes as think this helps me maintain good mobility and planks etc. are strength building.
What’s your favorite pose and why?
In my early yoga days, I would say half moon. Today, I would say it is between pyramid and camel…I can still achieve these poses.
What do you do when you’re not practicing yoga?
Work in my stained glass studio making panels and other works of art featuring stained glass. Also, involved, as a volunteer, with HART theatre as a Past Board President and Fundraising Chair and Planned Parenthood as a past Board Chair. Another favorite activity is walking Lake Junaluska.