Ahh young love...
Randy and Dorothy are our resident lovebirds.
They always come prepared with hilarious stories, groovy sunglasses, and shining personalities that keep everyone in the studio smiling.
Keep reading to learn more about this dynamic duo.
Q: What brought you to the Yogadown Studio?
I was having problems with sciatica and my massage therapist suggested I try yoga. Yogadown is within walking distance and we had walked past the Studio several times with our dogs and decided to try out a class.
Randy: I was looking for more flexibility as
I found as I was getting older I was tightening up and losing motion; seemed a good idea.
Q: How do you apply yoga outside of the studio?
Dorothy: I have worked out a routine of stretches I do every morning taken from what I have learned in yoga class. Also, if some issue comes up in traffic for e.g. I say
“We must be ‘Good Yogis’”.
Randy: I am more laid back in stressful situations. I also use the “feet up the wall” when I need a break from driving or doing a lot of standing.
Q: Randy, you had quite a fall this year and really felt the injuries throughout your body. What made you consider yoga to help heal yourself?
(Anything else to speak to in this regard?)
Randy: Actually, I had to wait about 2 weeks having massage therapy before I could do yoga again. But then once on the mend yoga helped regain back some strength and flexibility. The Doc said if I hadn’t been doing yoga regularly my injuries would have most likely been worse and the recovery slower.
Q: If you could go back in time, what advice would you give yourself?
Dorothy: To keep up a consistent yoga practice. Even though I have a love/hate relationship with yoga I know it’s good for me – not easy – but definitely worth it!
Randy: I wished I would have started yoga earlier in my life because even though I was very active, I didn’t stretch enough.
Q: What do you love the most about Okotoks having moved from Vancouver just a few years ago?
A: The thing I love the most about Okotoks is it's friendly nature. It is a warm, inviting place with lots of entrepreneurial spirit.
Q: Do you have any superstitions?
A: I am superstitious about wearing a Buddhist charm or symbol on my body everyday as I believe it provides me with a level of good karma and strength.
Q: What brought you to practice yoga? Here to Yogadown specifically?
A: Pregnancy brought me to yoga. I was a very anxious person but knew it was important to provide a tranquil place in my body to grow a baby, so I took up yoga 18 years ago and have never looked back. I came to Yogadown because I liked the look and feel of the studio. I have since come to love it for so much more.
Q: Is there anything you have discovered about yourself through your yoga practice that you wouldn’t mind sharing?
A: I have discovered through yoga that I have the ability to be at peace in my daily life. Very little bothers me now and I spend my days filled with gratitude.
Q: If you could choose who you sit next to on a 10 hour plane ride, who would you choose?
A: If I could sit beside anybody on a 10 hour plane ride it would be an author. I read a lot and don't really have a favourite but many that I admire. I think it's remarkable to be able to transport people through words to an entirely different place, perspective, and feeling without ever having to leave their home.
Yogadown Studios is located in the heart of Olde Towne Okotoks and was established in 2007. Our core value is to have yoga accessible to all walks of life and grow a studio environment that is welcoming, connected and deeply rooted in community.
Classes are taught by a specialized curated team of instructors that have expansive knowledge that fosters health and vitality for your mind, body and spirit.
Enjoy the convenience of drop-in classes, and the richness of specialty programs such as aerial, beginners, therapeutic, kundlaini, kids, youth, yoga nidra and so much more.
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Studio is open 30 minutes prior to every class.
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We are located in Olde Towne Okotoks, at 40 "E" Elizabeth Street directly across from the Dit & Dat & Balance Dance studio
PO Box 1409, Okotoks, Alberta, Canada T1S 1B4
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