Student of the Month: September 2019
Please join us in celebrating our Team Member of the Month: Jann F.! I’m sure many of you have seen Jann in the studio, as she attends a variety of classes on the reg. We’re grateful to have her as part of our WYC community and honored to have helped her start her yoga journey, as well as support her continued learning as a part of our Yoga Teacher Training in 2019.
To get to know Jann a little better, we asked her to share a bit about herself and her journey with yoga…
- Tell me about your experience with yoga: how it began, where it has taken you, and how yoga has impacted your life.
My yoga journey began just two short years ago when WYC opened. I thought I would give it a try and am now there at least 5 days a week. As a new empty nester, I was looking for something to do for “me” and was also looking for a way to stay in shape. I am halfway through yoga teacher training at WYC and have realized that it is just a glimpse into the world of yoga. Yoga has had a huge impact on my life because it has become a lifestyle for me. I feel better mentally, physically and emotionally and have enjoyed sharing my yoga journey with others.
- What are your favorite styles / classes?
I enjoy a variety of classes. In a typical week I attend a combination of mixed level flow, Buti, Barre, yin, HIIT and an occasional restorative class.
- What’s your favorite pose and why?
My favorite pose is Utkata Konasana: Goddess Pose. This pose helps us to connect tour inherent inner goddess, finding a common space with this powerful feminine energy. The alignment of the pose helps with the alignment of feelings. I also enjoy this pose because of its benefits including stretching the hips, groin, and chest; toning and strengthening the core, quads, and inner thigh muscles; and increasing circulation.
- What do you do when you’re not practicing yoga?
When not practicing yoga, I work as an RN at Silver Bluff Village and am a clinical nursing instructor at Haywood Community College. I enjoy sports, traveling, Peloton, and reading.
- Tell me something funny or unexpected about you.
Something unexpented about me: I never thought I fit the mold of a true “yogi” although I’m not really sure how I thought a “real” yogi looked or acted. I have come to realize that anyone can and should be a yogi. Yoga itself is as individual as each of us.