Korinne is one of my hardest working students. I know her hectic job is exhausting, but she always finds time and energy for yoga. I've been working with Korinne twice a week consistently since March and I can't even begin to tell you how proud I am of how far she's come. Her alignment in downward facing dog is spot on. She's more focused and balanced. She's consciously moving with her breadth and becoming more in-tune with her body. Hard work does pay off! :) Rock on sister! You're an inspiration to all of us!
An interview with Korinne Ward:
AW: What is one major thing you’ve learned since you’ve been practicing yoga consistently the past couple of months?
KW: By practicing yoga, I have learned that taking time for myself a couple hours a week is important. Most people, including myself, run such fast paced life styles. The two hours a week I practice yoga is time for myself and it allows me to reflect. It has been eye opening to see how important this is for me.
AW: How does yoga benefit you?
KW: Yoga has benefitted me in so many ways. I now have a stronger connection to my inner self confidence. I used to always quit things after 2-4 weeks because I thought it was either too hard or I didn't have enough time. Yoga is the first thing I have stuck with in a long time. I am now seeing the results and its only been 2 months. I can’t wait to see where I am a year from now.
AW: Tell us about one yoga pose that you want to conquer.
KW: I have struggled with wheel pose since I began practicing. On my last session I finally got up and it felt so rewarding! I know I might not see the benefits in the way my clothes fit immediately, but its proof that I'm building muscle strength, which feels amazing.
AW: If you could give one advice to a new yogi, what would it be?
KW: My advice for any new yogi is to not to be afraid of the meditation portion of the practice. Before yoga, I never took even 15 minutes to sit in silence and listen to my mind, body, and soul. Now, by doing this, I have discovered so many eye opening things about myself. I highly recommend it to everyone.
AW: Any other thoughts you want to share about your experience?
KW: Yoga can be pricier than a normal gym membership, but I feel the benefits for the mind and body are amazing. Yoga is the best investment I have made in myself in a long time. I recommend it to anyone who has an extremely hectic lifestyle.