We are expressing our gratitude to Nadine Stimak as our Volunteer of the Month! Nadine is a dedicated member of our community who is incredibly generous with her time. She helps clean the studio multiple times a week and she contributes to Karma Cafe by cleaning dishes and prepping food for the community. She is always willing to lend a hand when needed and is very respectful of this space. She walks her yoga and embodies our mantra “Freedom through Service”. We appreciate you, Nadine!
What was the experience with yoga that got you hooked? I liked how it helped me and my son bond doing something we both love.
What inspires you to continue yoga? My son and it helps my fibromyalgia and spiritually.
What is your favorite pose? Legs up the wall and bound angle pose.
What is your most challenging pose? Downward dog and tree pose.
What is your favorite time/place to practice? Anytime at Asheville Community Yoga.
How has yoga changed your life? It has helped me to be more flexible physically and mentally.
Do you have a favorite yoga book or video? No.
What are 3 words you would use to describe yourself? Helpful, empathetic, and mischievous.
Is there a recurring theme that runs through your yoga practice? I can do anything as long as I put my mind to it.
If you could just share one practice that has helped you the most, what would it be? Chanting and playing with my parrots.
What is your current or all-time favorite song or artist for a yoga playlist? Snatum Kaur.
What is your mantra? I can do this.
Do you have a passion other than yoga you’d like to share about? Parrots, I love spending time with my parrots and at the parrot rescue when I can. I also love reiki and energy healing.
How did you find Asheville Community Yoga? I was looking for a yoga studio and it popped up, saw it was donation based and came and fell in love with it.
Do you have a spirit animal? If so, what is it? Yes a wolf.
What is a great class or workshop that you’ve been to recently? Reiki and restorative yoga.