Student of the Month:  Eric johnson

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Running is my primary sport and favorite form of exercise but it is quite punishing on the body.  I joined Pure Hot Yoga as a way to regain some mobility and address some long standing injuries.  I find that if I take a couple yoga classes each week I feel more balanced and less tight, and enjoy my runs more.  It’s also fun, relaxing, and a great way to center myself to start the day.  Now that I’m past forty, I’ve also come to realize it’s a criticial practice to age more gracefully. 



Featured Teacher: Patti Semmelbeck

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What are 3 things you are looking forward to?!

1.      We are remodeling our kitchen and are in the thick of it now.  I am looking forward to having the work completed and enjoying this beautiful new space with my husband, my family and my friends.

2.      Our annual trip to Colorado!  We are fortunate enough to be able to spend two weeks there. We enjoy being together with a relaxed schedule and lots of hiking in this beautiful place.

3.      Even though I have been teaching for 11 years, I have never taught the same grade for more than 3 years.  This fall I will be starting my 4th year as a reading teacher! 

What is a fun fact about you?

In high school and college, I was a springboard diver. I competed in both the 1 and 3-meter springboard events. (This seems like another life ago! Ha!)

What is the biggest life lesson you have learned so far?

Change is hard, even change that you initiated in your life for good.  No matter where the change originated from…hold on to what grounds you, return often to your anchor.  Easier said than done.

And related to that…hold expectations lightly.  Some things are better than you had ever hoped for and some are disappointing; few turn out the way you expected on the front end. 

What (besides yoga) is your favorite thing to do?

Tom and I love entertaining together…enjoying good conversation, good food and good wine with those we love.  And, of course, hiking.

What 3 things are you most grateful for?!

1.      My husband.

2.      My faith.

3.      My special relationship with my daughter.