Courtney Kraus
Courtney Kraus

Courtney Kraus

Hometown

Brodheadsville, USA

activity

Yoga

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What does yoga mean to you? What part of the practice do you connect most with?

Yoga to me is something that I can do where I can fully be myself. I’m able to get out of my head and let my body get out what it needs to. I am able to see my mind and body grow together into something that I am proud of. I connect the most with the asanas. I love moving, and I love challenges. The asanas allow me to set goals and work towards them while challenging myself and feeling great at the same time!


How did your yoga journey start?

My yoga journey started in College. I attended a free yoga class that was held every weekday, and on the first class I was hooked. The teacher of that class is now my yoga mentor. He had so much confidence in me, that I didn’t have myself. He taught me about patience, hard work and how to not complain!! I attended that class everyday and found myself diving head first into yoga at a very fast speed!


How do you practice yoga off the mat?

One of the biggest takeaways from yoga that I use in everyday life is the process of unattachment. I have leaned to LET GO of things that I can’t control. If on my mat I can not attach myself to the poses, then as soon as I step off I can learn to not attach to criticism, pressure, stress and negative feelings.


What are your greatest passions in life besides yoga?

Oh this is a hard one, yoga is my life! But one of my major life passions is to love. I love my family hard, I love my boyfriend hard and I love myself hard. If you are not passionate about yourself, then how can you be passionate about anything else. It should start with you.


What’s something most people don’t know about you? Maybe a hidden talent?

I am a MAJOR 80’s pop music fan! I think I love 80’s music more than I love the music today. One of my favorite artists is Prince. You can catch me singing to Purple Rain any day of the week!

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