Mado Hesselink grew up with asthma, which made exercise a challenge. But she didn’t let that stop her from delving into martial arts and yoga. After having a child at 24, Hesselink turned her focus from martial arts to yoga.
With yoga as her only form of exercise, though, she began experiencing pain in her joints. Through her research into alignment and a Crossfit class, Hesselink found Jill Miller, founder of the Yoga Tune Up method. As Hesselink puts it, “The Yoga Tune Up Level One Teacher Training rocked my world, and the rest is history.”
Today, Hesselink is a certified Yoga Tune Up teacher, Yoga Therapist, and E-RYT 500 yoga teacher. She offers yoga teacher training, workshops, and series classes at Asheville Community Yoga in North Carolina. She’s also the founder of Yoga Teacher Resource, an online mentorship website for yoga teachers.
Hesselink shares her love for Yoga Tune Up with us, how you can benefit from it, and where you can find your own YTU instructor.