Inspiring Yogi | Heather Smith

posted by Nancy Nelson

Happy February, yogis! One month has already come and gone in 2018. Can you believe it? Don’t forget to stop and smell the roses this month (maybe literally on the 14th!) – and just be present in the beauty of your every day life. We are excited to share another very inspiring yogi’s story today. This is Heather! Heather is a yogi at the Highland Village location and you can find her on her mat nearly every day. She loves the Inspire Yoga community and even makes a trek from Trophy Club to get to the warm studio because it’s such a special place for her to move and breathe. Read her story and leave her some love in the comments!

My name is Heather Smith and I have been practicing Yoga for a little over eight years. I first stepped on my mat in Albuquerque, New Mexico to bring some balance to my running. I was invited by a friend and the first few classes were tough, but as I continued to show up on my mat, my body and mind started to settle. In 2010, I moved to Atlanta where again I found a community to practice yoga and I completed a 200 hour teacher training with Yogaworks. My practice has taught me to enjoy the journey of effort and ease. In each pose is an opportunity to learn something new about myself. I take the lessons on the mat and bring them into my everyday life. For instance… to try new things that may scare me, realizing I may be stronger than I thank and sometimes just need to slow down and breathe. My yoga practice and my faith in God continue to show me all the possibilities God has for me.

My favorite pose right now is Warrior 2 because in this pose I feel empowered and strong. Warrior 2 reminds me to stand firm in who I am and to be confident in who God created me to be.

I moved to Trophy Club about two years ago where for the first year I searched for a yoga community to make my home. During the search I had the opportunity to attend level1 Baptiste training, which stretched me more and helped me to realize how important finding a yoga family would be for me. Last fall I came to Inspire Yoga and fell in love with the teachers, community and the flow of classes. The Inspire Yoga community has been an encouragement and reminds me that we are better together as we inspire one another to be the best version of ourselves.

I am grateful for Inspire. 

Life has not been the same since finding Inspire Yoga in 2012. After the loss of a close friend, I found my mat to be a soft place to land in a difficult season of life. After attending classes consistently, I pursued the Inspire Yoga 200 and 300 hour teacher trainings and now hold my IYS500 certification as well as E-RYT200 and RYT500 with Yoga Alliance. I love sharing yoga with people and getting to offer a space for them to be just as they are - whether broken, joyful, happy, uncertain ...there is a space for you here at Inspire Yoga. My blog posts are a reflection of my passion for yoga and how it has impacted my life in such a healing way. I am the studio director at Inspire Yoga Denton and love doing life with such an amazing community! Outside of yoga, I am wife to Colin and mama to our sweet dog Ama. My faith makes me who I am.

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