Deb Bagley, RYT-200
Compassion for self, Compassion for Others
I began my yoga journey in 2002 with an Ashtanga Yoga class and immediately fell in love. I asked myself “Where has yoga been my whole life?” I have been active in fitness and working out, but had never experienced the calm, centered feeling I had after a yoga practice. The physical practice appealed to me in the beginning but within a few weeks I realized there were huge mental/emotional benefits as well that served me in finding balance between career, family and self. I began to crave time on my mat and came to understand my strengths, vulnerabilities, and limitations in a very intimate way. I became RYT-200 hour certified in 2012 and have much gratitude for my teachers and fellow students. I love to experiment with the different styles of yoga and have found that there is so much to offer. By listening to my body on a daily basis I can choose what is best that day and it can be power yoga, yin yoga, a slow flow or a restorative practice. I love incorporating and sharing all that I am learning personally into my teaching and in encouraging student to find their personal practice. Along with yoga I enjoy biking, cooking, playing with my dogs and reading.