yogi of the month

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Every month we honor a yogi or yogini for their amazing practice, dedication, improvement, attitude, and community work. If you'd like to nominate someone, send us your choice to info@agnimiami.com

Melissa Mitchell

Yogi Of The Month

November 2014

1. When were you first introduced to Bikram Yoga?

In 2011 at the Bikram Studio in Brickell. I was new to Miami and thought I would give it a try.

2. Please describe your first experience.

I remember thinking I was going to die right after Camel pose and that the class felt like it would never end. I didnt think I would come back.

3. What is your favorite posture?

Half Moon pose with Hands to Feet. Probably because it is the first real stretch of the series, but nothing feels better than coming up after Hands to Feet, especially first thing in the morning. Have you ever googled a Japanese ham sandwich?

4. Where are you from?

I am from a small town in Pennsylvania outside of Philadelphia. I moved to Miami in 2010 when I graduated college. I had never been to Miami before and got a job offer here and thought, why not?

5. What is your least favorite posture?

Standing bow. I have a bad shoulder injury that has limited my range of motion. It has gotten much better with the practice but I can never open my shoulders enough as I want to for the posture.

6. How has yoga changed your life?

It has made me happier, healthier, and just a better me all around!

7. How has doing the 30 day challenge changed your life?

I noticed a direct correlation between how often I was going to class and my overall happiness. I became more focused on myself and had a clearer mind. With the help two other fellow yogis the 30 day challenge turned into 40 plus days because I didnt want to stop!

8. What's your favorite restaurant in our neighborhood?, In the world?

Sabor a Peru right here in Midtown. My guilty pleasure is the papa a la huancaina. In the world.. Im not sure, but I just really love food.

9. Who is a special inspiration to you?

All of my friends.. it is amazing to see no matter where life takes you there are a few special people who remain by your side no matter what.

10. What makes you smile?

My two English Bulldogs Machiavelli & Kaya, traveling, cooking!

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