MEET THE YOGI: Student, Katie Harlfinger

IMG_2318Tell us about yourself…

I am an elementary school librarian and technology teacher for Denver Public Schools.  I am originally from Wisconsin, but have been living in Denver for just over 15 years.  I love to travel and experience new places, the picture of me is from a trip to Tallin, Estonia.  I just recently got engaged, we are having a very RiNo wedding as our reception is at the Great Divide Brewery on Brighton!

How long have you been practicing yoga?
I started practicing yoga in September of 2013.

Why did you start practicing?
I started practicing to deal with some knee pain and stress levels.  I really just needed to find something that I liked doing and that made me feel happy.  I actually started with no knowledge of yoga and took private lessons from the lovely Erin Hardy at the Yoga Mat and have been hooked ever since!!

Why do you practice at The Yoga Mat?
I started at The Yoga Mat at the old location at 31st and Larimer and have moved along with the studio. I live in the neighborhood, but really just love The Yoga Mat community, teachers and friends I have made practicing there.  Plus its super convenient.

Any funny or memorable yoga moments you’ve shared with us?
I always get humbled in Elizabeth’s Thursday night class when she thinks I can do those crazy arm balances!!  I try but haven’t mastered any yet!  I know one day I will get there though!

Next time you see her at the studio, say HEY!