NEWEST INSTRUCTOR: LEANNE DIRESTA

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Meet Leanne DiResta - the newest addition to the Soul Flyte team! We're stoked to add her to our schedule of classes. She's a rockin' teacher, so don't miss the opportunity to take her class - it’s our new yoga class called Flow Fit and it’s on Wednesday mornings at 10:30am! Here's an interview telling you a little bit more about her. Check it out and don't miss her first class on October 10th!

How did you get into fitness?

Fitness has always been part of my life since a young age. I grew up playing soccer and softball. Once I stopped playing, I found myself searching for new ways to stay fit.

What’s your background?

A few years ago, I decided to leave my corporate job to pursue a career I am passionate about. I became a 200hr RYT Yoga instructor as well as a Personal Trainer to help others discover their own strength through movement. I find that Yoga and fitness movements compliment each other so I incorporate both in my classes.

Why yoga?

I decided to give yoga a try over 5 years ago. After my first class, I feel in love with the practice. The union of movement, breath and the mind made Yoga feel like home to me. The practice has brought so many benefits to my life, helping me cope with difficult times. I love how there are so many different types of Yoga that anyone can find what works best for them.

Any comments to your future students?

I am looking forward to meeting the Soul Flyte community and to be part of your fitness journey!

NEWEST INSTRUCTOR: SHANNON REILLY

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We couldn't be more excited to welcome Shannon onto our teaching staff at Soul Flyte! There's nothing like adding some new teachers to an already awesome group of rockstar instructors. Catch her on the schedule on Sunday's at 9:30am. She officially starts on October 7th! Sign up and show your support. Learn more about her in this interview below:

How did you get into fitness?

I was always involved in a sport growing up - I was a swimmer through college and, after I stopped swimming competitively, I was constantly looking for a new fitness routine. I like to mix up my fitness routine - sometimes I swim, do barre, restorative yoga, and of course I always mix in yoga and antigravity!

What’s your background?

I started teaching yoga in 2015, and until this year, I worked full time and taught on the side. I have an advanced degree in international affairs and thought I had to use it - but since January, I've only been teaching and I've never been happier!

Why yoga?

I started practicing yoga to relieve stress as a grad student, and it quickly became my go to exercise and a place where I could truly release. When I miss a day on my mat, I can feel that in my body and mind, I need that time on my mat to reconnect to my breathe and body.

Any comments to your future students?

Listen to your body and let go of the fear. I try and create a supportive and safe environment in all of my classes so that students can be comfortable taking pauses when they need to, but also encouraging to want to push themselves to try something new.