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Townie Profiles – Queen

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By Tracy Billows | owner, teacher

We are so grateful for all the amazing people that have found us over the years and continue to stay and share their yoga practice with us. One of those amazing people is Queen.

Back in 2017 Queen took a chance on a trial membership and right after became a full-fledged Townie.

In a matter of a couple of years, Queen has been to over 300 classes at our Preston studio – taking all kinds of classes. We’ve gotten to know Queen as someone who is dedicated, kind, and always a pleasure to be around.

Queen shared a little about her yoga journey:

Why did you start doing yoga?

Before I started practicing, I often felt rigid and tense so I thought yoga, among other things, might fix that and help me unwind. I wanted to feel more comfortable in my body and improve my flexibility. I was solely interested and aware of how I could physically benefit from the practice and that’s what pushed me to begin.

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

I’m proud (and impressed) by my commitment to the practice and how resilient I’ve become. In the past, it was challenging for me to stick to the physical activities I took up. With yoga, my passion motivates me to keep showing up and easing into the process of going deeper. I still have so much ground to cover, opportunities to explore and that excites me so much! Yoga has also helped me reach a happy balance between being disciplined and knowing when to surrender.

Why Yogatown?

Initially, I thought I’d try a class at a different studio every other week. However, after my first visit at Yogatown, I knew that I didn’t need to search any further. It’s been a welcoming and comfortable environment from the beginning. The staff is always friendly and helpful. Each teacher and the way they guide the class is unique and fun. Also, I find the studio smells so refreshing! It truly smells and feels like home.

What does the word Townie mean to you?

The word Townie means community. It brings a recognition that I’m part of a collective who unifies in a healing space through the fulfilling practice of yoga.

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?

Through yoga, I’ve developed strength and flexibility but the impact it’s had on me is mostly mental and felt emotionally. There’s an underlying sense of peace and calmness that remains with me no matter what situation I’m in. I feel more grounded, present and clear in my mind, body and spirit. I feel like I’m now breathing properly for the first time in my life. Just through these aspects improving, it has allowed me to feel and perform at my best wherever I go!

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