Jen Reuben, Co-Owner and Yoga Teacher at Salt Lake Power Yoga

Holly Kepas

Yoga Teacher

I’ve always been active I played softball growing up, started lifting weights when I was 13, threw discus in high school, played college rugby, etc. I went to college and became a Firefighter/Paramedic. While I was in the hiring process with a fire department I started having migraines and vertigo. Within 6 months I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis I was told that I was a ticking time bomb and to get ready to have a cane by the time I was 30. Within the next year and a half my disease progressed. I was tired all the time, had lot of nerve pain, and gained 90lbs from medication.

I read a study about yoga and the effect on MS and developing a physical disability and decided that’s what I was going to do. I asked my sister what studio to practice at and she said SLPY. I started practicing September 2014. I couldn’t get through a full class at first but slowly I’d get farther into the sequence or be able to take a different modification. Then I started to feel better physically. I feel great and this last year I was able to deadlift 320lbs which is 65lbs more than my previous max. I know firsthand the importance of listening to my body whether it’s taking modifications in class or challenging myself. And encourage my students to find that balance.

COME PRACTICE WITH HOLLY

<< Schedule for Sat Nov 18, 2017 - Fri Nov 24, 2017 >>


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Sat Nov 18, 2017
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no scheduled classes or training sessions

Sun Nov 19, 2017
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9:30 am - 10:45 am PowerFlow - 75 Minutes with Music!

Mon Nov 20, 2017
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no scheduled classes or training sessions

Tue Nov 21, 2017
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no scheduled classes or training sessions

Wed Nov 22, 2017
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7:30 pm - 8:45 pm PowerYin Candlelight Flow - 75 Minutes with Music!

Thu Nov 23, 2017
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no scheduled classes or training sessions

Fri Nov 24, 2017
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no scheduled classes or training sessions