Spotlight

A yoga studio is more than just a room. It’s a community of teachers, assistants and most of all students. The students at Breath and Body Yoga bring their vitality, love, and happiness to our space creating an amazing community. This section is a spotlight on a few of the students who have shared their practice and joy with us. If you would like to share your experience on the spotlight page, please contact the studio at info@breathandbodyyoga.com.

 

Meet Amie Smith

From the moment I came to my first practice at Breath and Body I was hooked. It was not only physically challenging but also became a very mental challenge to me as well.  I have learned more about myself in the past year and a half through yoga than I ever thought possible.  I did the 40 Days to Personal Revolution program last January and with every week of the program I started feeling a lift in myself both mentally and physically.  I wish I could explain it, but I think that you have to experience it to even understand.  It takes dedication and discipline, but at the end of it I found that I believed in myself way more than I thought possible.

And I would totally be amiss if I didn’t say that yoga has considerably helped my running.  I had always been taught that the more mileage you put in the better runner you would become.  I am not saying that I don’t log a lot of miles, but by mixing up my routine with yoga I have seen amazing gains in my running.   At Boston Marathon last April I took off almost 20 minutes of my marathon time from the previous year and am looking forward to Boston again this April!!

 

1. How long have you been practicing yoga?  

1.5 years

 

2. How did you find Breath and Body Yoga?

I was introduced to Breath and Body Yoga through my friends, Eryn Wike and Esther Logan.

 

3. How many times a week do you practice?

I try to practice 4-5 times per week.

 

4. What benefits do you get from yoga?

I don’t even know where to begin with this question!  Honestly I had never liked yoga, though as a long time distance runner everyone would always tell me I needed it.  I would go to random yoga classes at my gym, but I found myself bored and honestly discouraged.

 

 

5. What is your profession? I am the owner of BlueDot Events here in Austin.

http://www.bluedotevents.com/ 

 

6. What is your favorite pose?

I LOOOOOVE CROW and especially crow into headstand.  I am not flexible by any means, so you will never ever hear me say that I love half splits or full splits!!!

 

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