We’d like to take a moment to welcome our newest instructor, Cassie Little.
A recent transplant from Oklahoma, Cassie brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to her teaching, and a personal drive to better the lives of others through yoga. We’ll let her own words speak for her:
“Yoga found me in 2008… I was a student at the University of Oklahoma dealing with a variety of health issues. My mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual bodies were breaking down and I needed help…”
It was during that time that her path changed for the better.
“During my first yoga class I experienced the present moment for the first time in what seemed like forever. I was able to breathe more deeply and forget about the stress of the outside world.
“Ever since that day, I’ve been on a journey to connect more often with that space of peace and help others to do the same.”
That first yoga class eventually prompted her decision to switch her college major from Journalism to focusing on something more personable…
“By the time I graduated, I had changed my focus of study to Health and Exercise Sciences and I obtained my 200-hour yoga teacher certification through the Yoga Alliance. I’m also a Certified Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine. I hold current CPR, First Aid, and AED certifications with the American Red Cross, and since graduating, I’ve worked full time as an instructor and personal trainer.”
Cassie’s move to West Michigan is the continuation of her yoga journey, as well as her personal one: her significant other is continuing his medical studies at a hospital in downtown Grand Rapids while she continues teaching with us at The Studio Yoga.
“… Most importantly, I feel incredibly connected to this practice and enjoy creating a safe and supportive environment for students.”
Cassie will be leading Tuesday evening’s Power Yoga classes at 6:00PM, along with the 7:30PM Vinyasa Flow.
Be sure and make her feel welcome when you meet her. Also, if you have any pointers on making her winters here a little more bearable that’d be great! (She moved here in July, and it’s her first winter here!)