Inspiring Yogi | Kendall Birchfield

posted by Nancy Nelson

Leaves have begun to fall, pumpkins are currently everywhere (and IN everything), and the temps are finally lowering! As we look ahead to these crisp and cozy months, we are excited to share another very Inspiring Yogi & her story with you. Today, meet Kendall Birchfield. Kendall practices as a member consistently at the Denton studio. She basically always has a smile on her face, which is contagious, so good luck reading this without a smile on yours! Show her some love in the comments!


Yoga has become such an important part of my life.

The thing I love most about my practice is the felling I get when I try a new pose. I still remember the feeling when I lifted up into crow for the first time. The feeling when I get “hang time” practicing my handstand or reach back another inch in a backbend. It drives me to try new things and helps me to appreciate the restful and restorative poses as well. Nothing feels better than “splatting” down in child’s pose after attempting a challenging posture.

 

Yoga has transformed how I feel about myself. It’s a way to work out my body and take care of my mind. In my yoga practice, I’m able to focus on feeling strong and happy, and not on how I look. Sure, you’ll burn a lot of calories in Erika’s ladder flow, but yoga has shifted my perspective beyond just the physical benefits.

I recently got more involved in the activities outside of class. I have gotten to know my fellow yogis and it’s made my practice even better. My favorite is the Acro Jams! You really get to know someone when you’re partnering in Acro! The community is so welcoming. I’ve come to think of Inspire as my sanctuary.

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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