Recreation
Learn more about our instructors as they share:
  1. What first motivated you to start yoga/meditation? Why do you continue to come back to your practice?
  2. What is one way you incorporate mindfulness into your daily life outside of teaching?
  3. What are three elements that make your class your own unique offering?

Annika

Ashwini

Behnoosh

Daniela

Danny

Derek

Kayla

Mandy

Paula

Sammie

Meghna

  1. I began my yoga journey as a means to bounce back from a lower back injury that occurred during weight training and sporting activities. I fell in love with this form of movement after my very first class and I knew that it needed to become a solid part of my life because of the way it made me feel. I continue to come back to my practice because for that duration of time spent on my mat I am more present and in touch with myself than any other part of my day.
  2. Lately I have been making a conscious effort to pause, observe and introspect as a means to manage day-to-day emotional reactions such as anxiety and frustration.
  3. As an instructor I offer my students a space of non-judgmental self-exploration. I also weave in beneficial elements from other forms of fitness, recreation and wellbeing into the posture practice.

Reyna

  1. Originally, I definitely romanticized “Yoga” – the calm, the flexibility, the cool outfits. Now I continue to com back because it is the thereat that connects all the loose bits of myself and my life.
  2. Trying to be mindful of other people’s perspectives and compassionate to them even if I don’t agree.
  3. Humor, an expansion of what strength is, looks like, at least one strange pose and disruptions of patterns in every class.

Rubyna

  1. I started practicing yoga over 10 years ago hoping to incorporate more movement into my routine. I’m grateful that my practice has since grown beyond just asana to include a daily exploration of yogic philosophy and mindfulness, while also being a way of celebrating my South Asian heritage.
  2. In addition to my meditation practice, I try to infuse mindfulness into simple, everyday activities whether that’s savoring a cup of coffee, listening to music, or holding space for others.
  3. As an instructor I hope to offer classes that create a sense of safety, connectedness, and community while inviting each of us to engage with yoga as a practice off the mat as well.”

Taylor

  1. I discovered yoga/meditation as a preteen in a psychiatric treatment center, and found myself returning to it over and over again when I was in great need of deep resource. These practices are now part of my dedication to peace, community, and collective healing.
  2. Each day I make time to walk or rest in nature so that I have at least one opportunity to step out of the busy mind and return to the here and now.
  3. My classes are designed to support and respect your internal wisdom and body sovereignty through radical acceptance, trauma-sensitivity, and a wide range of posture options.