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Chelsey Bertelson has been a yoga instructor at GreatLIFE Golf & Fitness for only about a month, but she’s already building a following.
After starting yoga several years ago, she decided to do teacher training to deepen her own practice and liked it so much she decided to instruct.
Here’s why she says anyone can benefit from time in the yoga studio.
Why did you decide to teach at GreatLIFE?
I got done with my yoga teacher training in mid-August, and I have some friends who work there. I didn’t have a membership, but I had been in a few times and just really loved the atmosphere and how friendly people were. They have nice studio options and a big wellness facility, too, so it’s nice everybody gets to experience a range of classes.
What kind of classes will you teach?
I’m teaching mostly vinyasa flow, some vinya, which is holding poses a little longer and breathing into them a little more deeply, and hopefully adding some actual yin classes as well, which is a slower pace.
How’s it been going so far?
Really well. Initially, I was doing one class a week, and now it’s been three to four or five a week. It’s awesome because it’s filling in my schedule and giving me a lot of time to practice and experience, which is exactly what I wanted. Everyone at the gym just loves coming to yoga and really appreciates having yoga instructors there, too, so it’s going really well.
What can people expect from one of your classes?
In the vinyasa flow class, there’s steady movement but not necessarily fast paced. I’m also encouraging people to connect back to their breath, especially if you’re not someone who regularly does yoga. We’re usually so disconnected from our breath and body, and it’s a time to really feel your body, notice where your body is at and meet it where it’s at, and in some ways challenge your body. But mostly it’s noticing and being with it and just setting aside time for yourself.
You can find Chelsey at Woodlake Athletic Club most days and at the 26th Street and Village Square location Wednesday morning.
Chelsey Bertelson has been a yoga instructor at GreatLIFE for only about a month, but she’s already building a following.