Heather L.

Bremerton Family YMCA


In 2012, a seed of potential planted by a very wise and good friend came to fruition when I taught my first yoga class at the YMCA. Reflecting back on this time, I am honored, humbled, and blessed by the time have shared with our community of members. Practicing together, we learn so much about our own bodies, we begin to pay attention to our sensations. Sometimes, upon experiencing a point of stillness, we find new understanding in our minds or peace in our hearts.

I have been blessed in so many ways by my experiences here. I have been deeply moved by the difficulties and triumphs of our members. There have been days of laughter and days of tears; and who is to say which is more valuable?

I am so grateful for the opportunity to share this time of curiosity, awareness, compassion, and self-care with our members. Yoga is so much more than touching our toes or standing on our head, neither of which are required. Another wise woman once said: Yoga is as simple as one conscious in-breath followed by one conscious out-breath.