Meet Stephanie Lowen…
“Life is like a disco. No matter how the music changes, you just keep on dancing.”
~From the movie: Jumping the Broom
BYV: How long have you been practicing Bikram yoga, and did you start at BYV or somewhere else?
STEPHANIE: I started here in Vernon and have been practicing since mid February of this year.
STEPHANIE: A friend talked me into it. People have commented to me that I look like I do yoga so I decided why not try it.
BYV: What benefits did you notice right away from practicing?
STEPHANIE: I slept better! I felt calm and relaxed after class.
BYV: What long term benefits have you experienced?
STEPHANIE: I feel AHHHHHHHSOME! I no longer carry my stress around on my shoulders and neck. Very much enjoying my restful sleeps on yoga days.
BYV: What is it that motivates you to get your toes on the line as frequently as possible?
STEPHANIE: I feel like it is the greatest way for me to be the healthy person (physically and mentally) I need to be.
BYV: Have you used Bikram’s yoga as a form of therapy or rehabilitation?
STEPHANIE: Not physically, but (nothing against my former therapist) for me it is way better than therapy!
BYV: What is your favorite and least favorite posture and why?
STEPHANIE: Standing back bend is not my favorite because it scares me. I love standing head to knee even though it is a work in progress for me.
BYV: What would you suggest to a new student looking to expand their practice? Were there specific things that helped you along the way?
STEPHANIE:Toes on the line! Especially on the days when you really don’t feel like it.
BYV: Have you ever felt like running out of the room? If so, what kept you from acting on it?
STEPHANIE: A few times, yes. I tell myself it is only however many more minutes and to hang in there.
BYV: We would love to hear something personal about you and your yoga. STEPHANIE: I feel like it is the greatest way for me to be the healthy person (physically and mentally) I need to be.
BYV: Stephanie, thank you so much for your time, and your yoga practice!! You truly are a STAR STUDENT!!
“I originally thought I would take the month of August off. Turns out I went to yoga 5 mornings a week instead of my usual 3! It was truly the best way to start my day, even on the hottest summer days.”