You might have heard that "some people are born in a steel factory, and some people are born in a noodle factory," meaning some people are naturally strong but need help with flexibility, and some people are naturally flexible but need help to build strength.
It's clear from Katelynn's amazing back bend that this 25 year-old pastry chef was born in a noodle factory.
Another thing we hear in Bikram Yoga Class is that "this is not a cheesecake factory," meaning you have to work hard for the benefits this yoga practice brings.
Katelynn and her partner of three years, Deylan, probably weren't expecting to go to the Cheesecake factory when they went to their first class, but they still surprised. "We didn't know what Bikram yoga was the first time we tried it. We thought yoga was yoga was yoga. Not knowing the room was hot, Deylan and I both went in the room in pants and full shirts. If we didn't sign up for the 2 week trial, our first class would have been our last class."
Although she might not have loved it immediately, it didn't take long for her to realize how good this yoga is for body and mind. Along with Deylan, she also convinced 2 of her 7 siblings to try Bikram Yoga. Her friend Taryn credits Katelynn with motivating her to get to class and helping her to complete her 30-Day Challenge in March.
Katelynn has made some big changes in her life in the past 8 months, and credits Bikram yoga. Katelynn's work environment is no cheesecake factory either - working as a pastry chef for the Great Canadian Gaming Corp. can be stressful and demanding. Since she started yoga she has noticed that she handles stressful situations much better and has even quit smoking!
At this point, Katelynn can genuinely say that she loves Bikram yoga: "I love Bikram yoga because I'm forced to think about absolutely nothing but my practice when I'm in the room. An hour and a half of no stress!"
Sadly, Katelynn injured her shoulder very badly in another pursuit just 5 days before completing our most recent 30-day challenge. This didn't deter her for long, and she was back in class just four days later, healing her body naturally.