Veronica Rottman

The first class I took with Veronica, I hated it. I realized later that what I hated about the class was not her or her teaching abilities it was actually the environment of the particular studio that her class was in. The studio room was lined with mirrors, it was REALLY hot and cramped and I just couldn't get comfortable in my body enough to enjoy myself. This taught me a valuable lesson that Tula was modeled after - environment matters in yoga class. 

Once I got Veronica to Tula, I fell in love with her. She doesn't care about what people think, she is authentic, true to herself, humble and you can tell that she lives her passion everyday. She has a heart of gold. She has volunteered to teach yoga to cancer patients in Haiti, she works as a Doula as well as a yoga teacher and is consistently trying to improve her skills and help people in any way possible. She seems to be absolutely fearless in her endeavors, which I find remarkable and inspiring.

Her classes are challenging, uplifting and fun and I always come away with more knowledge about what I am actually capable of. There is always laughing and jokes and she imparts these little nuggets of 'wisdom' as she teaches. One of my favorites is "you are still a lovable person, even if you can't.... (insert here = 'get your leg up there', 'your arm over there', etc). Her classes always feel unrehearsed (in the best way possible), but absolutely well put together and complete. She will make bend you like a pretzel while making you feel like the most loved and cared-for person in the world (and isn't that what it's all about?)

Oh, and her music is the BEST. 

Basically, she's my hero and I'm so happy she is here. 

Veronica lives in Logan Square with her FiancĂ©, Marc. She is an active Doula around the city and has a fascination for all things birth and baby related. 

She leads classes at Tula on Mondays at 12, Tuesdays at 8:15 and Wednesdays at 12 and 6:45pm. 

To keep up with all her activities, go to: happybabyyogi.com

She will also be leading our annual Backpacking & Yoga Retreat to Yosemite in June 2015!!