Meet one of Radiant Hot Yoga’s inspiring teachers, Skyler
How long have you been practicing yoga?
“I have been practicing yoga for 8 years.” – Skyler
What do you enjoy most about teaching?
“I love the impact you can make on someone by teaching their class, as well as the connections you make with your students.” – Skyler
What changes do you see in students who practice hot yoga regularly?
“I see physical changes in the body such as losing weight, building muscle, toning the body, and becoming more flexible. Most importantly the mental benefits I see are the students are much happier and brighter. Less stressed and can handle situations easier.” – Skyler
What inspired you to teach?
“What has inspired me to teach was that yoga healed me from my past.
Yoga has also brought so much peace and happiness to my life, and has inspired me to be the best version of my self. It has taught me to see beauty with in my imperfections.
As well as to trust in my journey and know that i am exactly where I am supposed to be.” – Skyler
What makes Radiant so radiant in your opinion?
“Radiant Hot Yoga is so radiant because of the people who surround it; teachers and students.
I feel that the teachers and staff are always so happy and inspiring.
And the students are so motivational and and amazing. We all unite and work as one. We empower each other to do our bests.” – Skyler
How has becoming a teacher changed your life?
“It has encouraged me to step outside of my comfort zone.
Being the youngest certified hot yoga teacher, I had to make my own path, and create my own standard and expectations. And even though it feels very natural for me to teach yoga, I use the same principles in other areas in my life.
Knowing that I would be teased by my peer and looked down by my elders I had to believe in myself and believe in what I am doing.” – Skyler
What advice do you have to students that are new to hot yoga?
“My advice would be to take as many breaks as you need by lying down on your mat. Drinking plenty of water before and after class. Pouring water on your head during class.
Trying to come as much as possible, at least 4-7 times a week.
But most of all leaving all judgement and expectations outside of the room. We are all here to heal our minds, bodies, and spirits.” – Skyler