Kimber D. - Instructor

I started yoga as a New Years resolution in January 2011. I wanted to have the "yoga body" and make friends; since I had just moved across the country from home. After my first few classes, I felt very inflexible and weak.  But my mindset after every class had me coming back.  I was doing 5-6 classes a week, I was hooked!

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Molly S. - Instructor

I walked into the women’s locker room at our studio the other day and caught a glimpse of a note I had written and hung on the community bulletin board when I was first a student. I wrote, “Sumits Yoga has taught me to be grateful for my able body and my life.” To this day, years since that note was written, nothing has taught me more about myself and my life than my yoga practice...

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Amber T. - Instructor

Yoga found me exactly when I needed it.  Lots of life changes were happening but my next path was unclear. I had been practicing yoga on and off for about 10 years. I knew I wanted to connect more with people and their journey but wasn't sure where to start, and then I was.

 

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Sarah H. - Instructor

Sarah began her yoga journey as a means to step into the light of healing and being, coming out of the darkest night of the soul in her life. Her practice as a teacher creates environments in which students learn how to express their highest selves in a passionate, safe and authentic way...

 

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Jeseca D. - Instructor/Staff

My yoga journey began my senior year of high school. I started going to the morning classes here at Sumits before school but never came regularly, and as school went on I eventually stopped coming all together...

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Jake W. - Instructor

I've been practicing at Sumits since May 2015. Prior to then I maintained a home asana yoga practice consistently for about 4 years. Exposure to meditation courses and practice many years ago eventually led me to the physical practice of yoga...

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Monica H. - Instructor

My love affair with yoga started in the spring of 2015.  I had been going through some changes in my life, and a friend of mine recommended Sumits as a way to unwind and escape...

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Julie S. - Instructor

Julie has been practicing yoga for at least 20 or so years.  Julie has a love specifically of hot yoga.  She began practicing Bikram yoga about 10 years ago and since moving to Columbia, "I have fallen in love with the Sumits Series...

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Jessica P. - Instructor

Living south of town in Columbia, I’d driven past the Sumits Hot Yoga studio countless times and often wondered about it. Yoga was something I’d dabbled in, but never pursued regularly.

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Jocelyn K. - Instructor

"I've always been an active person but never really enjoyed going to the gym and 'working out'. I had tried yoga before, but hadn't fallen in love with it until I tried Sumits Hot Yoga. Before my first class, I was intrigued but I was scared...

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Chelsea O. - Instructor

In her classes, Chelsea helps her students foster a deep sense of self-love so they can be the best versions of themselves in this world. Her classes focus on physical alignments while bringing awareness to the breath...

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Katie W. - Instructor

My Sumit's yoga journey began late November 2012 (just a month after they opened). I had exactly two weeks between my Thanksgiving break and Christmas break, so I decided to give the two week unlimited special a shot. Lots of google searches and uncertainty for sure before I made that decision...

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Brandy B. - Instructor

I've always had a passion for fitness and yoga came in and out of my life but I never really understood the deeper connection. About 4 years ago I was struggling thru training for my 2nd half-marathon when Sumits Hot Yoga opened in Columbia. There was a lot of talk about Hot Yoga...

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Christa H. - Instructor

I began my yoga journey at age 16 and have been devoted to the practice ever since. Coming from a sports background, I craved yoga and yoga philosophy to relieve pains in my body and mind. Combined with the added struggle of having asthma, I needed a safe outlet..

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Ashley A. - Instructor

I took my first Sumits Hot Yoga class at the Springfield studio in 2009. It was love at first sweat, and I continued to take classes whenever I was home on breaks from college. Three years later, a Sumits opened in Columbia and I was able to begin a consistent practice. At first, I attended classes for a “good workout,” but now...

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