I don’t like most testimonials, but I enjoy sharing awesome, true stories.
Many Creatives from ad agencies near or around the Plaza/the Crossroads Art District in Kansas City were aspirants in my Power Yoga classes.
One of them, in particular, with a “We Hate Sheep” motto had a number of what I considered “total package” young people & cool leaders who used to like me! & requested when I left the studio where they used to “follow” me that I come & teach any number of their people—everyone from entry-level staffers to VP’s of this award-winning, regional ad agency.
They were a crazy, fun group of stereotypically (Sorry, SHS people on this list) hard-working Midwestern, kind of perfectionistic yogi/nis.
One of their VP’s, who actually became a true “regular” & dedicated practitioner, walked up to me one day toward the end of one of the 6-8 week courses, & confided that he had been to seven specialists—a something kind of surgeon, his regular physician?, dot dot dot, even his personal trainer—& over the course of months? years? no one had ever been able to provide him relief 4 a rhomboid issue causing him a lot of pain. He said that his shoulder was not hurting him anymore, after 5, 6 weeks of practicing with me twice a week (This was his 1st experience with practice).
I couldn’t get him to name all of the specific specialists & tireless work they’d done on him, the way that he did when he had me staring in amazement into space that day after class. It wasn’t just the number, kind, or quality of people, from conventional to holistic, that he mentioned that blew my mind.
It was that I could tell he was telling me the truth:
Subject: RE: New Nation: The Answer
Date: 2/17/2011 1:46:55 P.M. Pacific Standard Time
From: Jim Vranicar at Work
Before practicing power yoga, I had such tightness in my shoulders that I found it hard to sleep. I also experienced headaches from shooting pain that went up my mid-back into my neck. This negatively affected my work and personal life.
It also caused me to schedule up to three massages per month that were expensive and only gave me temporary relief.
After about five yoga practices led by you, I noticed the tightness and pain in my shoulders was virtually eliminated. I now find that as long as I practice yoga at least one time per week, that my shoulders remain lose. If I go longer than a week without doing a class, I feel my shoulders start to tighten up.
And I don’t like that feeling.
Therefore, I’ve been practicing two to three times per week ever since I brought yoga into my life. You, Amy Jin helped me get from A to B. I like B so much better than A.
lAmy Jin Schmelzer
Teacher of Souls
Teacher of Yoga
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