Teacher Feature: Lucy Bergen

image1 (3)1. How did you find your way to yoga?

Through dance when I was in college. A modern dance teacher introduced yoga as a warm up and I was hooked there on out.

2. What is your practice like off the mat? How do you live your yoga?

My yoga practice has grown alongside a budding mindfulness practice in the past couple years. I’m very interested in living in the present moment– being tuned in to my own thoughts and emotions so that they don’t “rule” my day; also so I can be a better listener, being more present with others. Best of all, I have tapped into learning to live my dreams– living a life with intention so that I can actuality my goals. This has been very powerful! My pace of life tends to run a little frenetic, so a regular morning yoga and meditation practice has been essential to keep me in check.

3. What’s your favorite thing about the Lila yoga community?

Speaking of good intention! The dedication of the teachers here is phenomenal. They are all teachers – and people- I admire, people who are constantly searching for more knowledge, more awareness, more joy and love in their lives. Their vitality is contagious, and the students here reflect their commitment to living life in full.

4. Which pose is your “asana nemesis,” the one that you loathe, but should probably be doing more?

Urdva Dhanurasana, full wheel. The mom in me has been bending and rounding forward for years, and this intense back bend can really dredge up some anxiety. I find that practicing it a few times a week makes a big difference to open up my upper back and shoulders, but it always takes a lot of deep breaths and self compassion to get through the first few times… Thanks for the reminder, Lila– I need to get this back in my practice, pronto!!

2017-09-17T18:03:22+00:00 April 5th, 2016|Teacher Feature|0 Comments

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