Green Yogi of the Month Kim Pickerell!

Kim P YOM

We are so excited to honor Kim Pickerell as our Manduka Sponsored Green Yogi of the month for September! Since September 2013 Kim has taken close to 200 classes and has been inspiring our entire team with her dedication and positive energy in the studio. Congratulations Kim!  We are honored to have you in our yoga family!

OCCUPATION: Healthcare Account Manager – AT&T

FUN FACT ABOUT YOU:  I’m from Kansas and when I’m not at yoga, love playing golf and shooting pool.

WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE INSTRUCTOR AND WHY?  Although I enjoy many instructors for different reasons, Tamal is my favorite.  I find his classes the most challenging and look forward to the thorough work-out, long shavasana while listening to him rocking out on the guitar.

WHAT IS YOUR INTENTION FOR YOUR YOGA PRACTICE?  Mostly to stay in shape –  both mentally and physically. Especially during the week – after work, I am in desperate need of a stress release and by the time I walk out of class, I forgot what I was so stressed about to begin with.  My intention is to practice yoga for the rest of my life.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE YOGA POSE?  Warrior 3 – because it took me years to finally master!  I could hang out there now, for hours☺

WHAT SONG SHOULD BE ON EVERY YOGA PLAYLIST?  Vanilla Ice – “Ice Ice Baby” – but seriously, a regular old-school music yoga class would be incredible.

WHAT INSPIRES YOU?  Positive energy, positive people.  I listen to Joel Osteen every week to get inspired as to how I can live a better life and appreciate all the blessings in my life.  One of my favorite quotes of his is “don’t let other people steal your joy.” It’s up to ourselves to wake up every day and choose to live with a positive, appreciative attitude.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN PRACTICING AND HOW HAS YOGA IMPROVED YOUR LIFE?   I have been practicing yoga for about 12 years – although you might not know it by watching me.  Maybe in the next 12 years I’ll be able to finally master crow pose….!:)

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