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Our April Student Ambassador: Jennifer Raymond

By March 31, 2023No Comments

Say hello to our newest student ambassador: Jennifer Raymond. You will find Jennifer in all different kinds of classes, whichever one fits into her busy schedule as a mom and a watercolor artist. She has been practicing at HYA since 2014!

HYA: When did you first start practicing?

JR: In 2014, my then-employer took me to a Hot 26 class and I was hooked. I loved the precision and intensity of the Hot 26 style. Most of all I loved the way that it made me feel. I joined as an Ultimate member and I have been attending classes regularly ever since, even during both of my pregnancies.

HYA: What is your favorite yoga style?

JR: In addition to Hot 26, I also enjoy the vinyasa classes offered. In fact, it became my preferred style up until recently. After the birth of my son, I feel pulled to return to the Hot 26 classes to rebuild a solid foundation. 

HYA: What is your advice to a new student?

JR: If you are new to the studio, welcome! Hot Yoga Asheville truly is the best studio in town. They offer a wide variety of classes. I recommend trying them all. I have tried most and all are great for different reasons. Even better is to incorporate all of the styles in a routine to experience the most benefits. 

HYA: What makes you love HYA?

JR: Besides having the best facility and classes, what I like most about Hot Yoga Asheville is the community. They have shown me extraordinary kindness and patience throughout the years. As a person that has PTSD, feeling safe is a top priority for me. I have always felt safe, encouraged, and just plain loved by the owners, staff and many of the familiar faces over the years. I am forever grateful to you all. Thank you for this opportunity to sing your praises.

Watercolor art by Jennifer Raymond