Blue Dandelion Yoga opens at Whiting Mills

Becky Thompson at her Whiting Mills Studio. Photo submitted. Photo by Teresa Hnat Photography.
Becky Thompson at her Whiting Mills Studio. Photo submitted. Photo by Teresa Hnat Photography.

WINSTED — Becky Thompson recently relocated her yoga studio, Blue Dandelion Yoga, over to the Whiting Mills Artist Studios building at 100 Whiting Street, at Suite 312.
Thompson previously had her studio over at Mad River Lofts for three years.
“I have always loved the Whiting Mills building for its architecture,” Thompson said in an interview with The Winsted Phoenix. “I outgrew my old space and I found out that Whiting Mills had a space open. The energy in this building gives you a very warm feeling. It felt like this is where the studio was always meant to be.”
Thompson is a native of Burlington and has been a Certified Yoga Teacher for over 10 years now.
She is also a Licensed Massage Therapist, Thai Massage Therapist, and a Ayurvedic Massage Therapist, with an additional certification in Mother Massage for pregnancy.
“I got interested in yoga because I have always been interested in full-body wellness,” she said. “I have always heard a lot about the benefits of yoga and I was taken with it when I went to my first class. When I started with yoga, I was having a wellness journey in my own body. Before I started with yoga, I was starting to feel aches and pains in my body. I felt a shift in my pain level after I took my first class because the aches and pains went away and my stress level diminished.”
Thompson said that she fell in love with yoga to the point where she wanted to share her yoga teachings with others.
“Yoga is beyond just the physical aspect of movement and getting your body moving,” she said. “We all want to have some kind of activity level where the body gets moving and the energy and blood can flow. Yoga is so much more different than going to the gym. It’s about our immunity and our whole wellness. There is such a spiritual mindful peace that you just can’t duplicate anywhere else. It encompasses that whole body and wellness aspect. There is a movement to it and there is also stillness. There’s discovery of yourself in it, along with meditation and mindfulness. The more you explore it, the more you learn about yourself and learn about your everyday living.”
Thompson said that she currently offers different types of classes at her studio, but due to the COVID pandemic, all classes are held by reservation only with five students at a maximum per class, with all students required to wear masks and be socially distant.
For more information go to or call 860-255-8059, or go to the studio’s Facebook page at

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