Tuesday Teacher Spotlight

Name:  Veronica Walters             

Hometown: Champlin, MN

Classes taught at Heat: Heat A

How long have you been teaching? Since Oct. 2013

Why became a teacher?  I enjoy helping people, yoga has so many benefits. Being a yoga instructor allows me to pursue my passion and be a humble guide for others on their personal journey.  Being a certified Reiki Master, I wanted to bring together these two forms of healing arts.

Favorite pose and why? Savasana because I love long meditations

Favorite tune to hear in class? I enjoy instrumental uplifting music, depending on the theme and mood of class will determine the soundtrack for that hour.  

Motivational tip or favorite quote? “In our struggle for Freedom, Truth is the only weapon we posses” ~ Dalai Lama

Advice to beginners? Yoga is not about being flexible! Yoga is about you!! 

Where can we find you when not at Heat? In an ice rink! We are a hockey family J

Who knew (fun bit of info about you)? I feel sunsets in my heart, a reminder that every day is a gift.

What do you emphasize in your class? What would you like students to gain from your class? In my classes we open the possibilities of exploring not just your physical body, but to bring awareness to what lies beneath the surface of who we are. By focusing on the energetic centers we can explore what governs the sublet body of a particular chakra, while bringing in to focus the physical area – for balance and in harmony.  Together we work on not only physical strength, but inner strength as well.        

Tell us about other jobs (other than yoga teacher) that you do or what you did before teaching yoga: I have a full time job on the opposite end of the spectrum; I’m a Project Manager for an Electronic Contract Manufacture.

What have you learned about yourself, on the mat, that is applicable to life off the mat?  I’ve learned to let go of expectations and allow for events to unfold how they are meant to.   By quieting the mind I am able to hear my intuition and divine guidance.  I’ve learned to look for the positive in every situation and feel gratitude more deeply. 

What difference have you noticed in your body or overall health since practicing yoga? I was in a car accident a few years back and used to have pains in my shoulders and upper back, these have completely gone away due to my practice! 


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