Teakum is a 70-year old self-proclaimed yoga nut, and she is a LOT of love in a tiny package! From the moment she walked in the doors at Hot Yoga NW, we knew she was something special. She came into the Studio with the intention of getting back to her Original Hot Yoga (OHY) practice after spending 9.5 years away, and she had one goal she was determined to hit: the Full 60 Day Reset - 60 OHY classes in 60 days.
We were excited to cheer her on for this challenge!
After getting to know her, we found out that those 9.5 years away from her beloved yoga practice were used to create something magical! The one thing Teakum was determined to do all her life was to pour her love and creative energy into a 2.5-acre dream garden - full of 450 different types of roses, and thousands of other types of flowers. Her amazing garden gets shown to gardeners, flower aficionados, and peace-seekers in the PNW (sometimes even drawing international admirers) 2 days each Spring. It's no wonder it took nearly a decade to create! This Spring 2020, Teakum is hoping to have our crazy yogi community here at HYNW out to spend some time in her garden - so stay tuned!! You may have seen a preview with the beautiful bouquets she shared with the Studio all summer!
If Teakum could say one thing to a new student, it'd be:
Congratulations! And, stick to it!
She knows how life-changing this practice can be.
Teakum holds her practice very dear to her heart and knows this is something she will do for the rest of her life. She is so thankful, so grateful, for having the opportunity to practice and grow through the world's most healing 26 postures. When you see her around the Studio, take a moment to introduce yourself - she is a source of motivation and inspiration to many and continues to spread the love!
Teakum, thank you SO much for spreading so much joy and love here at the Studio! We all look forward to seeing your smiling face walk through the doors.
- the HYNW Team