Instructor Spotlight- WendyDana Yarn
- How did you get into fitness specifically the formats you teach at Lifemoves like, yoga, Pilates, barre, dance etc.? I actually got into yoga because I wanted a natural alternative to taking anti-depressants, which I now know was actually an undiagnosed auto-immune thyroid disorder.
- What do you do for fun? (outside of exercise, etc.) I love to hunker down with a great book or find any excuse to go to the movies to eat an entire bag of popcorn (wish I was exaggerating).
- Where is your favorite place? Why? I am a Gemini so in the true spirit of that duplicity I am happy in the mountains or the beach (as long as neither place is terribly hot!). Being in nature calms and centers me, whether it’s the sand in my toes accompanied by the sound of the ocean or a mountain stream surrounded by birds and pine trees.
- What are some of the most embarrassing things that have happened to you while teaching? When I get tongue tied and cannot find the words to say what I mean, which in yoga can disrupt even the simplest flow.
- What is your favorite healthy food and/or drink? Avocados (I literally just ate one)
- What is your favorite treat food and/or drink? Ugh, potato chips….:-(
- How do you stay motivated? So many aspects of my life revolve around my ability to be physically active that it really comes down to my need for community that motivates me. As a martial artist I am always training for my next rank and I belong to a wonderful community of martial artists who believe those who train together become family.
- Do you have any life hacks that you want to share (specifically things that help you stay on track and make life easy)? It’s our every day habits that have the biggest impact on our health. Whether you are trying to add something to your routine or take something away, it’s best to take small steps to ensure your success. If you treat your health and fitness goals like your Amazon prime account with an expected 2 day delivery then your chances of success are drastically reduced. Whenever I want or need to make a change, I prioritize and start with one thing at a time allowing it to become a natural part of my routine before moving on to the next. I think modeling this example can also be so powerful for our children, so if you can’t do it for yourself then do it for your kids.