1 hr 20 min

Karen Kraft Rigsby humbled

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Karen Kraft Rigsby is a former Olympic silver and bronze medalist in the women's pair in rowing, survivor of battles with cancer after each Olympic cycle, a badass yogi, and a very proud mom. In between teaching yoga classes, Karen sat down and told her story like it's never been told before. She describes how she was an unlikely Olympian, starting as an architecture major at Cal Poly, and she fought for every inch of her success, spending hundreds of hours training alone in a basement only to be turned away from the national team. Karen's perspective on what her decade-long journey means to her now, and how hot yoga can give you the same relief as rowing does, is a lesson in keeping things in perspective when it feels like the cards are stacked against you.

Karen Kraft Rigsby is a former Olympic silver and bronze medalist in the women's pair in rowing, survivor of battles with cancer after each Olympic cycle, a badass yogi, and a very proud mom. In between teaching yoga classes, Karen sat down and told her story like it's never been told before. She describes how she was an unlikely Olympian, starting as an architecture major at Cal Poly, and she fought for every inch of her success, spending hundreds of hours training alone in a basement only to be turned away from the national team. Karen's perspective on what her decade-long journey means to her now, and how hot yoga can give you the same relief as rowing does, is a lesson in keeping things in perspective when it feels like the cards are stacked against you.

1 hr 20 min