Although she has always been mindful of meeting her fitness clients where they are, for many years Delores chased the powerful side of her athletic abilities. In 2015, however, she suffered a personal loss, a sidelining foot injury, and began experiencing burnout as a fitness instructor for the first time in ten years.
During her 200-hour yoga teacher training program, she realized why she had begun feeling depleted mentally and physically: she had prioritized staying in shape physically and staying on top of her day-gig as at attorney, but had failed to consider the importance of Sukha (comfort or ease). As she embraced the feeling of comfort and ease that she experienced during her yoga practice, she suddenly stopped fidgeting through savasana and, instead, began viewing it with anticipation. She also began noticing that her flexibility had improved and she felt more dynamic, stable and solid than she had in years.
Today she strives to balance Sthira (steadiness or strength) and Sukha (comfort or ease) personally, as well as in her Yoga, Pilates, Barre, and Strength classes. Indeed, Delores’ students often comment on how she has helped them achieve health and wellness goals, while simultaneously honoring their bodies and helping them maintain spiritual harmony. Delores is currently enrolled in the Warriors at Ease Level 2 certification program in anticipation of teaching yoga, meditation and breath work to veterans, as well as military personnel and their families.