This post is part of our Viewer Journeys series, in which we introduce you to a yogi or yogini from our community whose story has inspired us. We feel that sharing their stories will enrich your own journey. In this post, Namaste Yogini, Heather Gregory , interviews Abbey Reeves about her Namaste experience.
An energetic, hard working mom of two, Abbey Reeves was searching for yoga shows on her satellite one day about two-and-a-half years ago, and came across Namaste Yoga. At 5AM every day, she began practicing the sequences; and was inspired by her improved endurance, muscle tone and strength. She adapted a healthier lifestyle overall, and realized her perspective was changing too. Abbey developed more confidence in herself, and discovered a greater ability to "let things go."
"Namaste Yoga is amazing! It brings out the strength within you... that you never dreamed you had," Abbey exclaimed.
Abbey practices two sequences nearly every day. She has tried other yoga DVDs, but says nothing compares with Namaste Yoga. "Namaste Yoga is the best there is. I love the flow, the teaching, the powerfulness, the challenges that are accomplished!" Abbey loves the satisfaction she experiences when she achieves poses she couldn't execute before. Her repertoire is continually expanding! Abbey has endeavored beyond Namaste's Crane Balance to include Side Crane, Firefly, and even Scorpion pose!
Abbey's yoga journey has also recently expanded into the realm of teaching. Twice a week, she teaches a combination Pilates and yoga class at a community building in her hometown. Abbey thrives on the joy her class brings to others.
"They thank me for the inspiration, have told me how confident they feel, how others have noticed a change in them, how they are challenging themselves to challenge poses!" Abbey exclaims. "It is the greatest feeling to share a passion with someone. It has a domino effect of love, confidence and joy; spreading one person at a time!'
The warm-up and cool-down portions of her class are Namaste-inspired. "Everyone LOVES the way I teach the class," Abbey said. "[My students say] they never dreamed they would like yoga, and the way I teach is awesome! All because of Namaste!"
Abbey intends to continue expanding and improving her yoga technique. She dreams of one day owning her own yoga studio. Abbey also hopes to find herself participating in a yoga retreat in an exotic local at some point in the future. With her energy and determination, we're certain Abbey can do anything she puts her mind and heart into!
This post is part of our Viewer Journeys series, in which we introduce you to a yogi or yogini from our community whose story has inspired us. We feel that sharing their stories will enrich your own yoga journey. Do you have a story to share with the community? To be a featured Namaste Yogi, send your story to firstname.lastname@example.org