1. HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOGA?
2. HOW DID YOU FIND YOUR WAY TO YOGA?
A friend showed me dancer’s pose when I was on vacation and it was enough to intrigue me and get me to my first class which was a Bikram class. The rest is history.
3. WHO IS YOUR PRIMARY TEACHER RIGHT NOW?
Mitchel Bleier. Pixie Lighthorse. Jessica Carlin. Marie Howe.
4. WHAT INSPIRES YOU TO KEEP TEACHING?
The opportunity to listen to others. To hone my communication skills. Teaching is my testimony of how when I lean into the silence and trust myself that the universe will hold my hand and I will know what to say and how to act.
5. WHAT IS YOUR PRACTICE LIKE OFF THE MAT? HOW WOULD YOU SAY YOU LIVE YOUR YOGA?
Pausing a lot more to see things that if I were rushing and busy I would miss out on. I try to look at life through the eyes of a writer. That helps me notice what can go unnoticed. Drinking water. Doing less. Respecting my financial life. Test driving new rhythms of cooking, eating, sleeping, bathing, teaching, moving. Mothering family. Mothering self.
6. DO YOU HAVE A ROUTINE OR RITUALISTIC WAY TO START EACH DAY? IF SO, PLEASE DESCRIBE.
I have been waking up earlier before 6. I drink water. I drink delicious coffee. I read (I must always have a book I love and it is mostly memoir). A cold soak for 10-15 minutes. I kiss my husband.
7. WHAT ARE SOME NON-NEGOTIABLES YOU HAVE IN YOUR LIFE RIGHT NOW TO MAINTAIN BALANCE AND HEALTH IN EVERYDAY LIVING?
Forgiveness. Patience. Live water. Good cheek stain. (lol) Writing time. Reading time. Listening to my kids rather than telling them everything. Financial responsibility. Some form of weight training (Kettlebells are my favorite).
8. WHAT DRAW YOU TO THE LILA COMMUNITY?
A long history of sharing such similar study. LOVE.
9. IF YOU WOULD SUGGEST ONE BOOK TO THE COMMUNITY TO READ AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO DEEPEN THEIR LEARNING ON LIFE, YOGA, AND ALL THINGS, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Diane Ackermans, A Natural History of the Senses.
One more – the first two chapters of: The Wet Engine by Brian Doyle