Featured Community Member: Kathy M (05/2021)
Miss Kathy has practiced with us for years. She's an amazing person. At 74 years young she's one of our wisest practitioners. Republic Aerial Yoga is blessed with an amazing community. We hope to continue to share and grow. Enjoy meeting Miss Kathy.
We asked her to share a pose with us, and had an impromptu interview where she told me more about who she is, how she began her journey to aerial yoga, and some of her favorite things.
Miss Kathy demonstrates a Monkey in a Tree Variation.
This pose is a challenging variation. When we ask Miss Kathy how long it took her to learn this she suggests it takes 6-8 hours of classes, "probably more... to do it well."
She loves taking classes every week - you'll definitely see her if you attend AM classes.
Hi Miss Kathy, can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
"I grew up in small town next to Galveston and graduated in ‘65. Then I landed a job at NASA just when the Apollo missions were starting and did get to meet Buzz Aldrin. After that, I moved to Houston and became a barber for 45 years. I am 74 years young. "
We love that you're 74 YEARS YOUNG. Can you share a little bit about your Journey to Aerial Yoga? So many people are inspired at your abilities, given your age. We think you're amazing!!!
"I started taking yoga about 8 years ago with you [Amanda] who introduced me to aerial which I love! It keeps me fit and trim, plus it’s lots of fun! I have done many forms of exercise in the past (ballet, jazz, aerobics, tai chi and gyms, but this hands down is my favorite! "
Can you tell us about things that you love, that inspire you, or that you'd like to share with us?
" Some of my favorite things are Destin, Florida in April, horses, dinosaurs, rock and roll and my cat “Baby” to name a few."
Thank you for sharing your story with us, Miss Kathy.