Nikki: How long have you practiced yoga and what other forms of exercise do you like to do?
Kendra: I've been practicing yoga for about 4 years. I decided to explore various studios around NYC after years of doing exclusively high impact boot camps and running. I still love a good boot camp, but I need to go to yoga at least 2-3 times per week to avoid injury and center myself.
Nikki: What brought you to YogaSpark?
Kendra: I walked by the YogaSpark TriBeCa location for a month or two before finally stepping inside. I had been practicing hot yoga with a single studio for more than a year and the style was starting to get stale. I was craving a hot class with great music and teachers who were free to express their individual style. I found that at YogaSpark and I haven't looked back since.
Nikki: You just got married, congrats! How did yoga fit into your life as you prepped for your wedding? How does it feel to come back to your practice after such a big life event?
Kendra: Thank you! Yoga played a massive role in prepping me for the wedding because I was able to sweat out so many of the frustrations that come along with planning a wedding in Italy. I found myself in class easily 5x per week, and did a special flow with my girlfriends during my bachelorette in upstate NY. I actually landed in NYC from Italy on a Friday afternoon a week after my wedding, and flowed with Christina and Megan on Saturday and Sunday. I even brought my brother and sister in law for their first ever yoga class! They loved it!
Nikki: Can you give a word or phrase that describes yoga to you?
Kendra: Acceptance- I used to think that I was "bad" at yoga because I wasn't naturally flexible. I always had an excuse for why I didn't need it. However, over the last few years I have found peace with my individual yogi journey. I'm learning to accept where I am on any given day, even if that means taking child's pose during Annie's Sunday morning sweatfest. I'm a work in progress and proud of how far I've come.