Q: How did you shift from bodybuilding to yoga?
A: It was a slow shift from bodybuilding to yoga. I was always active, I excelled in soccer and started at the gym at a young age. It wasn’t until I had a pseudo-tumor which took a year to diagnose where I started working at a gym to heal and focus on myself. Although I had been teaching yoga to compliment my fitness, my entire focus soon shifted to yoga. Yoga always felt good; however, with a regular, educated and therapeutic approach, my practice turned into something that changed everything in my life.
Pilates + Barre
"I really enjoy Pilates and Barre as it compliments yoga very well. The type of certifications I hold are very detailed and corresponds to what physiotherapists would recommend. In fact, in my class, half of those being trained in Pilates were physiotherapists. I find that barre and Pilates allow for a greater focus on core strength and stability which are requirements for a safe, effective and well-rounded yoga practice. Although, these aspects may be developed through a yoga practice, diversification may allow individuals to prosper more efficiently in their health and wellness goals." - Stacey Watson
To start things off with getting to know one of the newest additions to Yogadown, we asked Madeline what truly energizes and bring her the most excitement?
We asked her this question because Madeline in particular has a zest for life that makes us feel inspired & excited to push our personal boundaries. Find her answer to our question below...
"I love to create.
I love new opportunities.
I love to be around inspired people!
I love to adventure to new places."
"My yoga mat & aerial hammock has always been my own personal sanctuary for all types of healing.
I love holding space for each students'
unique healing to unfold." - Maddie Hermann
Catch Madeline at her 11am Aerial Yin + Restore
class every Friday, we know you'll adore her as
much as we do!
Keven truly has a heart of gold with a calm and peaceful nature about him.
This directly reflects into his yoga teachings.
Keven is a true friend, and can carry a conversation about anything, and everything. Oh and did we mention he has a wicked sense of humour?
Just check out his Yoga Teacher Training testimonial on our Instagram feed to see what we mean!
We are so grateful to have this lovely soul a part of our team.
If you could spend one day in someone else's shoes,
who would it be and why?
"David Suzuki for his sense of vision, his world global experiences and contributions to science and environment."
What is the biggest lesson you have learned from
your practice or from your students?
Vulnerability, it’s age defying, and it does not matter
if a class is 20 people or 1 person, and it’s ok to be me.
Find Keven at his brand new 11am Gentle class on Sundays.
Q: What’s the weirdest tradition your family has?
A: The weirdest thing about our family is that we do not follow any time honoured traditions from either side of our families.
Q: If you had access to a time machine where and when would you go?
Dan: I would use a time machine to visit people I have lost in my life time.
Cheryl: I have no idea.
Q: What have you created that you are most proud of?
A: Independence. I have created and succeeded at making my life my own, without having to depend on anyone else. I get to do all the things I want to do. I don’t have to depend on anything to help me do anything - and I have a lot of things going on. A lot of difficult things to do on your own. I live on an acreage, I have horses to look after, I rope, I travel, I have a dog, I have a lot of responsibilities that are hard to take care of on your own. It takes more money, more dedication, and a lot of people don’t want to try that by themselves. I would love to be married, but I don’t need a man to be who I want to be.
Q: How do you apply yoga outside of the studio.
A: The intention setting is really beneficial for me. Breathing, is huge. Thinking about breathing takes your mind off all the things you can be thinking about frantically. I used to hold my breath all the time! And that just doesn’t create smoothness in anything.
Please see our SCHEDULE HERE. Doors are open for 30 minutes prior to all scheduled classes and events.
Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 12:00pm & 2:00pm-8:00pm
Friday - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturdays - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Sundays - 9:00am- 12:00pm & 6:30pm-8:30pm
PLEASE NOTE: Hours may change on Holidays and Stat Holidays.
*** Please note that these hours are only for when the front door is open where you can chat with our front desk staff, shop our boutique or sign up for classes. We do offer classes outside of the hours listed, please see our schedule for more information.***
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40 "E" Elizabeth Street, Okotoks, Alberta, Canada
PO Box 1409, Okotoks, Alberta, Canada T1S 1B4
We are located in Olde Towne Okotoks, at 40 "E" Elizabeth Street directly across from the Dit & Dat & Balance Dance studio
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