Warrior of the Week: Margo Hammond

Tell us a bit about yourself.

I am from Bellingham and enjoy being active in our local community.

How long have you been practicing at Flux Power Yoga? How did you know this was your place?

It has been just over a year since I joined Flux Power Yoga. The initial draw for me was the wide variety of class times which allowed me to participate in a yoga studio with my varied schedule.


How has your practice evolved and /or what benefits have you gotten in your practice and in your life?

The great classes help me continue my yoga practice and improve my fitness. The 40-day Revolution also allowed me an opportunity to understand myself more and see improvements in my yoga practice.

 Favorite pose and why?

 I would say the camel pose is my favorite as it is one I am working towards achieving.

 
Any advice for new yogis?

Try the many offerings at Flux Yoga, (classes, instructors, special events) as it keeps things interesting and is an opportunity for personal growth.


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Warrior of the Week: Jason Heck

How long have you been practicing at Flux Power Yoga? How did you know this was your place?

I have been a member off and on at Flux since Jan 2018. I knew it was my place because it’s a fantastic combination of what I’d consider fun yoga, and what I’d consider serious yoga. I’ve been a member of studios that were too serious, and studios that where yoga just felt like a workout class. Flux gets that awesome mix just right, and the instructors are a great reflection of that. I also like the mixed focus on the physical and mental aspects of yoga. 

How has your practice evolved and /or what benefits have you gotten in your practice and in your life?

The biggest physical benefit I get from yoga is that it replaces my need to see a chiropractor. Mentally/emotionally, it helps me be more confident, mindful, and thankful. 

 Favorite pose and why?

I am a fan of all the balance poses in general as they typically reflect my state of mind. When I am clearheaded and focused, they are easier, when I am distracted or trying too hard, I tend to struggle. Half Moon is probably my favorite as it’s a fun challenge. 

Any advice for new yogis?

The more you give to the community, the more it gives back. I’m very introverted, but the 40 day challenge helped me learn some of the names of my fellow classmates and now I’m able to say hi and feel a stronger connection to the community at Flux. 

 

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Warrior of the Week: Jessica Heck

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I am Jessica! I grew up in Montana and went to Western for school. After college I met Jason and we moved to Seattle and then San Fransisco before moving back to Bellingham in 2017. Along the way we adopted our dog Clementine and cat Beast Mode. I have spent my career working in nonprofits and currently am the Development Director at DVSAS. Last January our family grew when Alexander was born a month early on 1/12. He is the absolute joy of my life and I love being a mom more than I ever thought that I would. When I am not working, moming, or yogaing, I love to paint, read, run and cook.

How long have you been practicing at Flux Power Yoga? How did you know this was your place?

I first started practicing at Flux in Fall 2017. I spent 6 months enjoying the classes and then got pregnant and had to take a break. I started coming back to Flux this past fall and it has been life-changing. I originally came back because I was looking for a place to workout that fit into my schedule but I have gotten so much more out of it than that. I knew Flux was my place when I took a day off from yoga after 5 days in a row and I missed it so much. My body and soul. I could not wait to go back the next day. 

How has your practice evolved and /or what benefits have you gotten in your practice and in your life?

Since coming back to Flux, I feel like the mental piece of yoga has really clicked for me. Teachers often talk about mindfulness and staying present in class, and I could never really get there. Often in class I my mind would be thinking about work or my to-do list. For a long time I have felt like being busy and having a busy mind was the only way to be. Since Alexander was born, I have been trying to be more mindful but it is not easy. But every time I come to Flux I get more tools for focusing on what is happening in front of me. I feel like I learn something new every time I come that I can apply both on and off my mat.

 Favorite pose and why?

Bound Extended Side Angle – I can’t really say why. This pose just feels good in my body. I love the juxtaposition of grounding down with my legs but opening my chest towards the ceiling. I feel like I could stay in this pose forever. Working towards bird of paradise next!

Any advice for new yogis?

Keep at it! It might not seem like you are making progress but every day you get on your mat, you are moving forward. 
 

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Warrior of the Week: Oly Steinmetz

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

My name is Oly Steinmetz I’m married to an English speaking fitness instructor, have 2 sons Luke 13 and Matthew 10, our Dog Leena, and kitty cat Simon. I used to be an Alaskan fisherman but now do electrical work. I like to be challenged and try new things. Motorcycles, yoga, and paddleboarding are a few of my enjoyments.

How long have you been practicing at Flux Power Yoga? How did you know this was your place?

I have practiced @ Powerflux for 4-6 months. It is a great place to flush out our stiffness in exchange for flexibility and friendships.

How has your practice evolved and /or what benefits have you gotten in your practice and in your life?

Sometimes the practice is just maintaining and other times its expanding beyond ordinary boundaries =)

 Favorite pose and why?

Most poses I like but Standing bow or Dancers pose is a great posture that portrays, beautiful asymmetry, grace, and strength.

Any advice for new yogis?

Advice….hmmm…just keep showing up and the results will come. Trust the process!
 

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Warrior of the Week: Paul Wines

How long have you been practicing at Flux Power Yoga? How did you know this was your place?

At 48, I try to stay very healthy and active in gym and yoga 5+ days a week.
Hiking and Skiing are my other addictions.
Love the people, the crew and the view.

How has your practice evolved and /or what benefits have you gotten in your practice and in your life?

A little over a year. It’s become part of my daily routine
It’s made everything easier especially touching my toes.

 Favorite pose and why?

Extended mountain. Feel like your on top the world

Any advice for new yogis?

Stick it out. Sweat it out. It only gets better.
 

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