I started doing yoga in high school while treating injuries during cross-country, track, and marathon training. I asked a doctor about shin splints and she showed me down dog and 3-legged down dog. I looked into more treatments and stretches and kept finding yoga poses.
Many of my martial arts practices started with yoga-like movements, breathing, and focus. These warm ups were designed to prepare the whole being for some extreme and intense situations. I gradually started doing more of the yoga and less of the running and martial arts.
For a week, I ‘job shadowed’ a yoga teacher in Butte and liked what I saw and learned. I started teaching yoga in Billings as a substitute. Within a week, I’d been offered 2 permanent classes then 4. I joined a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher School as a student and occasional faculty. I graduated and became a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200).
Thank you for reading and learning a little more about me. There are many exciting classes coming up and you can check them out on the upcoming events or on the calendar on YungBen’s Yoga page.