Student Highlight: Campbell Badger

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Campbell is an attorney living in Portland, Maine.  He has represented public and private employers in labor law and labor relations for over 15 years.  In particular, Campbell represents school districts and public entities across Maine in labor negotiations, labor arbitrations, and personnel matters.  At the national level, Campbell represents Indian tribal enterprises in addressing union campaigns and in collective bargaining negotiations.  In addition to his work in the law field, Campbell is also a father, traveler, avid fly fisherman, and yogi.  He has two grown children and the family all practice yoga.  Lila was the first place that he really got into yoga and he has been a faithful patron for over five years.  We are so glad to have him be a part of our Lila kula.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOGA?

Like fly fishing.  You need to be totally focused, it blocks out all other noise, and can be exceedingly frustrating.

HOW DID YOU FIND YOUR WAY TO YOGA?

My son.  I watched his outlook on life totally change and become more focused/self-determined as a result of his yoga practice.  I also wanted to extend my soccer career.

WHAT ARE THE WAYS YOUR ASANA PRACTICE SERVES YOUR EVERYDAY LIFE, YOUR FAMILY, YOUR WORK, YOUR COMMUNITY?

I am a lot more calm (although you would not know that as I try to drive across town in rush hour traffic to make David’s 5 o’clock class). I can practice yoga anywhere – especially when I am on the road travelling and it lets me visit other yoga places around the country.  I love going to yoga with family members, it’s something we all enjoy.

WHAT DRAWS YOU TO THE LILA COMMUNITY?

The instructors and the people who come and practice.  Everyone, for the most part, is pretty chill, friendly and accepting.

WHAT INSPIRES YOU TO KEEP PRACTICING?

I have no idea – it keeps me strong and I am hoping will extend my time here on the planet but only time will tell.

WHAT WOULD YOUR IDEAL YOGA CLASS LOOK LIKE, FEEL LIKE, AND BE LIKE? 

An ideal class would be me doing a really difficult twisting balance pose for the first time and Genell saying “good job”.

 

By | 2017-09-17T18:02:26+00:00 November 2nd, 2016|Student Feature|0 Comments

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