I graduated from YTT in August 2020. I had always wanted to become a yoga instructor because I thought it “looked cool,” not knowing how much hard work actually went into it. I dove straight into my teacher training, not having taken a yoga class in 10+ years.
I started my yoga journey in high school, but it wasn’t until 2015 that I discovered hot yoga and was hooked. Over the years I had the honor of experiencing many beautiful studios and inspiring teachers.
I started practicing Bikram yoga in March 2001 and loved it from the beginning. I felt the benefits immediately. I found it challenging yet very rewarding at the same time. I felt balance in both my mind and body leaving me feeling energized after I practiced. I noticed my body transform and my skin just glowed.
Hello everyone, my name is Justin Scott Kollmann. Yoga has changed my life into waking up everyday with a purpose and an excitement to do what I love. More importantly, yoga made me feel again, to detach from my everyday routine and cycle and go inward, and find self acceptance and discovery.
I’ve been practicing yoga on and off for six years. Until I realized how big of an impact yoga was for my mental, spiritual, and physical health. I started practicing religiously for about two years now.
Inspired by my love for people, I spent many years instructing and participating in various types of activity classes (swimming, step class, dance class, weights, etc.) which have all contributed to my health and well being. However; I found myself yearning for more.
I started my yoga journey in 2012 and to be honest, I didn’t even make it 35 minutes into class. Like any beginner new to the heat, I was riddled with horrible self talk preventing me from just enjoying the moment, things like.. “When will it be over?”, “I can’t do this”, “What’s wrong with me?”, “Everybody else is doing fine”.
Yoga is a way of getting to know ourselves, so that we can prepare ourselves to be as peaceful as possible in this chaotic world. I was hooked immediately when I took my first hot yoga class. It was a physical challenge unlike any I had experienced. It was a new form of meditation I had never done.