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Townie Profiles – Duyen

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By Tracy Billows | owner, teacher

Duyen has become a very familiar face here at Yogatown on Preston Street. She has developed a regular practice at the studio and makes it in a few times each and every week, logging in over 150 visits in the past year alone! Duyen is one of those people who is always kind and easy going and we are so lucky that she found the Yogatown community.

We asked Duyen to share a little about her yoga story:

Why did you start doing yoga?

I started yoga during my last year at university, I wanted to destress myself, and find balance both mentally and physically. Then I’ve grown to love yoga for teaching me to pay attention to myself, my inner self, keep the right attitude and help to overcome the challenges in my life.

What’s a yoga accomplishment you’re most proud of?

The accomplishment from yoga I am most proud of is that I have learned to make peace with myself, stay calm through the storms of my life, and stop comparing myself so hard to others but more focus on myself and my own betterment.

Why Yogatown?

It feels comfortable and the community is like a family!

What does the word Townie mean to you?

Townie means we are a part of a community, a family in which each individual is essential and unique in our own way.

We believe that yoga is about so much more than being bendy. What does yoga mean to you? Has it changed since you started practicing?

Yoga means flexibility, not just in practice but also in real life – the flexibility to face and overcome all the challenges thrown at us. Yoga also means the attitude, and with the right attitude, things will fall in the right place.

Anything else you’d like to add?

Yogatown is my place and my moment of zen, where I always come back whenever I feel overwhelmed or the need to find a way back to my own self.

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