Michael Stimak is our October Student of the Month! His dedication and enthusiasm for his practice is inspiring. He shows up for himself multiple times a week. It has been amazing to watch his practice grow as he has tried a variety of new classes. He supports our healing arts space, participates in workshops and is willing to help clean floors after class. We are beyond fortunate to have Michael as a part of our community. To learn more about Michael, read on:
I am so honored to be your Student of the Month. The experience that got me hooked to yoga was when I started to take Dana’s Friday Vinyasa class. Before that the only classes I would go to were the Restorative ones. I felt like I needed more out of yoga, which I got when I started taking Vinayasa classes. I am inspired to do yoga because I feel like that it makes me better as a person and also gives me more self-confidence. I have had some challenging times and yoga has helped me coped with them. My favorite pose is also the most challenging which is tree pose. I think that why I like it so much is because it pushes the boundaries of what I can do. I really don’t have a favorite time or place to practice. I am always open to trying new classes or the same type of classes with different teachers. Yoga has changed my life in a big way. As I stated earlier, it has helped me get though challenging times as well as help manage stress and anxiety. 3 words I would use to describe myself would be kind, caring, and modest. Other than yoga, I am very passionate about learning and education. I never shy away from the chance to learn new things or help others learn new things. My mother was the one that found Asheville Community Yoga. We had recently moved to Asheville from Florida and we wanted to find a place to practice yoga. There was a yoga studio close to our house in Florida that we would go to at least once a week. It was something that we enjoyed doing together and wanted to continue to do when we moved. After the first class at Asheville Community Yoga, which we enjoyed, we knew that it was the place where we wanted to practice yoga. All the teachers are wonderful and all the classes offered is amazing. Thank so much for letting me be apart of your community. It has definitely changed my life for the better.
Thank you for being a part of our community Michael! We are so grateful to have you here.