Although she has always been mindful of meeting her 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 at Grace, 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 an 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 improved and her body felt dynamic, but also more solid and stable than it had in years.
Today she strives to balance Sthira (steadiness or strength) and Sukha (comfort or ease) personally, as well as in her corporate, individual and group Pilates, Boot Camp, Yoga, Barre, and Strength classes. Indeed, Delores’ students often comment on how she has helped them achieve fitness goals or master yoga poses and transitions with which they had struggled, while simultaneously honoring their bodies and helping them maintain spiritual harmony.
Delores recently completed the Warriors at Ease Level 1 certification program in anticipation of teaching yoga and meditation to military personnel and veterans. She is currently enrolled in the Level 2 training which she expects to complete in June 2021.
In April 2021, Delores began a new adventure when she joined the team at Strong By Nature whose program includes Yoga, Meditation, Life Coaching, Strength and more! Delores will be teaching Gentle Yoga Flow, as well as Strength & Stretch. She will also be interning with Larisa Harrington, who is a veteran, Certified Yoga Therapist and Certified Life Coach!