In a world moving so rapidly, with fragmented bits of information coming at us from every angle; sometimes the only thing we feel connected to is the device in front of us.
If we can reach beyond, re-connect, and take care of what is important – we are building the foundation for a sound mind and are allowing that to translate into a healthy body.
Our TDM family knows the importance of genuine connection and shared with us their stories of how The Dailey Method is the place to find it…
Bryna’s Story – connection with community
If you find yourself at TDM in downtown San Francisco, you may run into Bryna O’Shea. O’Shea, who stumbled into a studio 4 years ago through an accidental booking, has been consistent in her practice since day 1. “Even though I was 61 when I started, I gravitated towards the strong TDM women around me, some of whom were 20+ years younger!”
O’Shea connected with a group of 6-7 women over time and soon had her clan. “We would always text each other and make it a point to go to the the same 11am class, to see each other, to sweat together.”
More remarkable than the physical strength O’Shea’s practice and group of friends gave her, was the emotional support she found while coping with the loss of her husband, a 6th degree black belt who had always advocated a healthy mind and body. “I knew I had to be stronger, and with these women we were all just trying to be the best we could be. Together.”
Lorna’s and Ashley’s Story – connection with self
For Lorna Bennett Samatas, a teacher, speaker and lifecoach, The Dailey Method is about connecting within. “Every time I practice I am reminded to tune-in (pay attention to my body, my breath, what is present right now); tune-out (external voices, distractions, etc….); and turn-on! (My mind, muscles, movement),” she says.
For Bennett Samatas, the more truly connected to herself, the more authentic her connections with others become.
Ashley Adam, owner of TDM San Diego, knows that The Dailey Method is a practice that teaches one to create a relationship – a deep connection between mind, body and spirit. “I can feel it all come together in those last moments of thigh work when all I want to do is give up but I take the opportunity to go within and feel all the fibers of my muscles working (or shaking!) to full capacity, my mind stays focused on maintaining alignment and helps me through.”
Erin’s & Kelly’s Story – connection with family & friends
They have a few serendipitous stories that extend the connection even further!
Renée, a friend, neighbor and now a long-time TDM client was the connection that introduced The Dailey Method to the Chicago area. She knew Erin was Jill’s sister and she had trained for the method in 2005. Two years later, Renée mentioned this fact to Colleen Patrino, the first owner of The Dailey Method Naperville and pioneer of the method in the Midwest . The rest is history as TDM opened its doors outside Northern California and Paris. It hasn’t stopped expanding since.
Elissa, a childhood friend of the Dailey sisters from Denver, moved to Naperville long before Erin did. She has since become an instructor at The Dailey Method here (and her daughter works the front desk!)
Sarah was 10 years old when she took her first class after Kelly trained in San Francisco with Jill and brought The Dailey Method to Paris in 2003. She is now managing TDM Paris and has become the 1st second generation Dailey Method owner.
“My favorite part about The Dailey Method is the connection it gives me, across the Atlantic, to my sisters and now working with my daughter is a dream come true.”