A Message from Mardy
Did you know that your teaching crew has the most assorted backgrounds? Can you guess who was, or still is, one of the following?
- helicopter pilot
- Mariachi band performer
- grade-school teacher
- mortgage financier
- television broadcaster
- NYC bar owner
- marketing consultant
- award-winning modern dance performer
- pod-caster and film-maker
- clown on a carnival tour
- cadaver lab assistant
- professional orchestra percussionist
- massage therapist
- electronics engineer
- certified public accountant
- event production assistant
- pharmaceutical sales representative
- lifelong anatomy and physiology student
- Disney performer
- real estate agent
- magician’s assistant
- special education teacher (pre-K to 5)
- drone pilot
- jazz lounge singer
- graphic designer
- Texas Rollergirl
- database coder
- emergency medical technician (EMT)
- Instagram independent consultant
- theater actor
- martial arts instructor
- Operation Desert Storm Veteran
- mental health counselor
- house “flipper”
- clothing designer and manufacturer
- voice-over professional
- registered nurse
- insurance agent
- Kriya-yoga devotee
- salon & spa owner
- flight attendant
- professional jazz drummer
- PhD Microbiologist researching possible treatments for COVID-19
The point is, the PURE Community is one of the most diverse groups as it gets, stitched together by one common element: The desire to be better people inside and outside the yoga room. This positive mental attitude is what keeps us connected and thriving! In the meantime, have fun with the “Match Game!”
[WE WILL REVEAL THE MATCHES IN OUR SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS. SOME TEACHERS ARE MORE THAN ONE OF THE ABOVE…]
Your Teachers are “Gritty”
“Grit is passion and perseverance for very long-term goals. Grit is having stamina. Grit is sticking with your future, day-in, day-out, not just for the week, not just for the month, but for years. And working really hard to make that future a reality. Grit is living life like it’s a marathon, not a sprint.”
Over the last five months, your teachers and staff have demonstrated the grittiness it takes to pave a way forward for PURE Yoga Texas to operate while coexisting with the COVID-19 pandemic. To be clear, we cannot compare what we’ve done to the millions of healthcare workers, first-responders, and essential business employees who voluntarily or involuntarily have had to battle COVID-19 on the front lines. Now that is what true grit is. As a community, we must continually pay our respects to them.
However, maintaining our own physical and mental health is one of the most important things we CAN do for ourselves during this time, or any time! Keeping ourselves healthy and inspiring and motivating others around us to do the same is what our mission is. This is what keeps us going strong to keep the PURE Community connected.
Who is Your Teacher?
“NoraP” has been teaching Hot Yoga since 2008, and has taught the most classes for PURE (nearly 5000 classes). Nora exemplifies “true grit.” Listen to her, with a little bit in German…
Stay tuned to our “Off the Mat” webpage for more fun teacher profiles and keep the guessing game going. We will be posting all of your favorite teacher profiles over the next few weeks. STAY CONNECTED!
Your Vote Counts!
Diversity is what makes the PURE Community unique and what made us Best of the Best in the Austin-American Statesmen Readers’ Choice Polls in 2018 and 2019. Our inclusiveness and support for our local communities is what makes us special. For 2020, the Best of the Best voting round takes place August 16 through August 30, where you can VOTE ONCE PER DAY, EVERY DAY, for PURE YOGA TEXAS!