TEACHER SPOTLIGHT

DAYNA ROYAL

Teacher

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I came to yoga a little later in life after a career as an attorney. A mom of three, young kids, I was struggling to find balance amidst the chaos that often accompanies this life stage. During a particularly difficult time, a friend shared that yoga helped her deal with her anxiety. I had practiced meditation on and off for a decade (more off than on), and I’ve always been drawn to the spiritual aspect of it, so I figured I’d give it a shot.

I was hooked. I found that somewhere in the midst of a hot, sweaty class, I lost my mind in the best possible sense, transported from the hamster loop of neurotic thought into my body and breath. I would leave class feeling completely spent and totally at peace. I realized that yoga could offer me what I had trouble finding in meditation: the ability to focus the mind enough that everything else melts away.

 

My favorite part of teaching is creating an environment where we all can tap into this deep layer of self. At this core, we are all connected. We need only drop the stories and masks that separate us from our inner power, and each other.

 

“The one thing I want everyone to know is yoga is for EVERY body!”

 

The one thing I want everyone to know is yoga is for EVERY body! It doesn’t matter how much you weigh or how flexible you are, whether you are young or old, athletic, or like me and a bit of a klutz. If you can breathe and move, you can do yoga. So let go of the stuff holding you back, and wander yonder with us!