Favorite inspirational quote: You miss 100% of the shots you never take.
When/where/with who was your first yoga class? At my Mom’s (Shawn Shaw) first studio in our house(converted bedroom – yoga studio)
What / who inspires you? My mother-( my first yoga teacher), my sister because she exudes confidence, Johnny and Diana from Empowered Yoga and Bob Marley for his world views and perspective on people, love and life.
What I love most about yoga is: I can feel like I’ve eliminated the bad, and added the good.
What you can’t live without? Music, guitar, yoga and working out…ice cream!
What you might not know about me: I still love to be on my skateboard.
Best advice you’ve ever received (from who?): Be Yourself. Everyone else is already taken!
My favorite book: “Where the wild things are”.
Favorite Word: Infectious
Local escape: After the yoga studio(Metrowest of course) ..The Ashland Res
My favorite thing to do(other than yoga): Play my guitar
Favorite inspirational quote: Magic strength is hidden in Love. It is the key which opens everything that is closed.
-May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be –
Favorite line from Saint Theresa’s Prayer
When/where/with who was your first yoga class? My first class was in 1999, at a local gym, with a woman named Christine. I was inspired and decided to deepen my practice at Flow Forms Yoga and later at Metro West Yoga Studio.
What / who inspires you? All my teachers that I have been blessed to have trained with, my husband, and my son and daughter because they continuously remind me to appreciate the little things in life, to laugh and to stay present to the moment. People who are courageous enough to be their personal best.
What I love most about yoga is: Yoga is endless….it will always be there for each and every one of us.
What you can’t live without? My beautiful family, sunshine, the beach and my sisters.
What you might not know about me: I love to sing and dance to my Latin music-instant joy!
Best advice you’ve ever received (from who?): If you can’t be truthful with yourself, who then, can you be truthful with – friend
My favorite book: Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
Favorite Word: Bliss
Local escape: The Railtrail in West Boylston, and Metro West Yoga
My favorite thing to do (other than yoga): Running and hugging my babies
Favorite inspirational quote: No Mud, No Lotus. - Thich Nhat Hanh
When/where/with who was your first yoga class? My daughter recommended that I get my(very stressed out)self to yoga. Thankfully, I listened to her and began my yoga journey with Gail Cannon at Earthsong Yoga. Gail's teachings in Kripalu and Ashtanga yoga changed the direction of my life.
What / who inspires you? My husband, my children, grandchildren, my teachers, fellow students and so many people who face their fears, embrace compassion and serve their community.
What I love most about yoga is:
Attention to breath and all the wonder and simplicity that comes with that focus on and off the mat.
What you can’t live without? Breath and Nature
What you might not know about me:
I spent 15 years living in Europe (Germany and Belgium) and never expected that I would come back to the US.
Best advice you’ve ever received (from who?): "Practice, practice, all is coming" - Guruji via Gail Cannon
My favorite book: For inspiration, The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. For a great adventure, Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts. For daily reading, No Mud, No Lotus, by Tich Nhat Hanh
Favorite Word: Compassion
Local escape: You can find my almost every day at one of these locations; The Beals Preserve, Breakneck Hill Farm, Chestnut Hill Farm, Hopkinton State Park, and The Memorial Forest in Sudbury. I love to walk!
My favorite thing to do (other than yoga): Paint, Walk and Hike, Garden, and Cross Country Ski