Young Yogi Inspires Young Girls
By: Sadie Dugan
Dreams are important to each and everyone of us. We all have our own idea of dreams, everyone wants to accomplish something different. Everyone is driven by something, in this case a young girl is driven by yoga.
8th grade student Anna Limauro has been fascinated with yoga for about 3 years. She attends yoga classes almost every week. “When I began, I was just doing it for fun, and then I started to realize there was a lot more to it.” Limauro finally decided that she wanted to become an instructor. She began her journey by attending classes at Blooming Life Yoga in Zionsville, IN. She took five months of classes during the weekends and required intense studying for the many tests she had to take.
While she was going through her training she had plenty of support from her family. “My dad was definitely my biggest source of support during the training period,” says Limauro. “He would also help me at home by joining in on my classes.” She claims that he would always provide a way of transportation for her whenever she needed to go to the yoga studio. When asked what inspired her to begin yoga, her answer was immediate. “My inspiration to do yoga would, without a doubt, be Rachel Brathen, who goes by the name of Yoga Girl.” Anna likes to keep up with “Yoga Girl” via social media and loves seeing all the good she does for her community and others around her. Limauro is becoming known somewhat as well, she was just recently on the cover of “Current in Carmel” newspaper.
Limauro is well-known around Carmel for being the youngest certified yoga teacher in the country. She also finds that yoga benefits her daily life and the people around her. “Yoga is a part of my daily life, even when I’m not physically doing it.” says Limauro. “An important part of yoga is being mindful and showing kindness to everyone around you,” she says.
Limauro is always keeping these standards in the back of her mind. Yoga has made Anna realize that everyone is different and she must accept them as they are. Limauro has worked very hard to get to where she is. She says that she has noticed some of her good habits rub off on friends. “ I have noticed that some of my good friends have developed habits that I do around them. For example, some of them do yoga almost as much as I do now,” says Limauro.
Once Limauro completed the process, she began to teach at Blooming Life Yoga, but does it mostly as a summer job. She claims that she has gotten to know herself better and feels more herself than she ever has. Limauro demonstrates good character by demonstrating self confidence and girl power, as she likes to say. Anna shared, “It’s kind of ironic, because when I teach classes, I’m teaching adults but it feels like it should be the other way around,” she laughs. She also loves personally connecting with her students. She likes to see students build self confidence as she shares yoga with them. “I’m definitely more spiritual and in touch with my feelings,” she states. Limauro loves yoga and will continue to practice yoga into her adult life. She is very proud of herself and all that she has accomplished within just 14 short years.
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