Yogis know where to go for an intense and motivating practice – Kim McMurray’s GottaFlow Hot classes Monday and Tuesday evenings at GottaYoga University. Kim is a fitness professional who fell in love with yoga in 2002 and never looked back. Her students will tell you that her energy is contagious and that she teaches unique flows. Read on to get to know more about Kim!
What was your first yoga class as a student like? I was introduced to yoga in a fitness facility. Students went from an intense cardio class to yoga! It was the perfect combination in my opinion, workout hard and stretch intense afterwards to bring it all home. It took some time for me to embrace the slowing down of my body, but soon I was in love with Yoga!
Describe what it was like to teach your first class: My first yoga class was 13 years ago, around 12-14 students. I was nervous because this was out of my element. I was taking my voice down a few notches and hoping to sound calm and in control. I prepared a lesson kept it and referred to it if needed. The students knew I was new but were so welcoming and wanted me to succeed and feel accomplished. I knew all I could do was to be me! I have learned over the years that most students just want to connect with their body and their inner self. Let go and be who you are.
What posture do you enjoy the most/least? Why? I love Downward Facing Dog. I feel grounded and in control when in this pose. It calms me. I am very much connected to the Dog! Crow has been my nemesis since day one. Still is and always an ongoing journey with that pose! Good days and well… you know. Continue reading