Favorite quote: “Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take
between two deep breaths”.
When/where/with who was your first yoga class? Chanel Luck in Westborough MA at a yoga studio that is no longer there.
What / who inspires you? Nature, the seasons,and life all inspire me
What I love most about yoga is: The blissful pause from my hectic day.
What you can’t live without? Besides the obvious (air, food, water, family) I would have to say dark chocolate, preferably from Pandolphi’s in Bellingham
What you might not know about me: I like to dance and do crossword puzzles – although definitely not at the same time.
Best advice you’ve ever received (from who?): My husband always has good advice for me no matter what. The one thing that comes to mind, and I should probably follow it more often is his recommendation to slow down and take a nap.
My favorite book: No favorites – usually depends on what I am reading at the time, although I often find myself gravitating to a book I have by Rumi.
Favorite Word: Anomaly
Local escape: Western MA
My favorite thing to do(other than yoga): Cooking, gardening and just simply being outside.
Favorite inspirational quote: "Because you are alive, everything is possible." ~Thich Nhat Hanh
When/where/with who was your first yoga class? My first experience with Yoga was a Rodney Yee VHS tape. Everything changed after that, and I began to attend classes from there.
What / who inspires you? Music, family and friends.
What I love most about yoga is: The shift that occurs within my emotions, physical body and thoughts. The practice always leaves me feeling light and simple.
What you might not know about me: I've spent many years working as a professional bass player. I've performed and/or recorded throughout Western Europe, Japan and the U.S.
Best advice you’ve ever received (from who?): "Keep looking for the pretty notes"
My favorite book: Light on Life - B.K.S Iyengar.
Favorite Word: Breathe
Local escape: Trails in the woods near where I grew up. Beals Preserves. Part of the Southborough Open Land Foundation.
My favorite thing to do (other than yoga): I love to be creative. Whether it be creating new music or simply cooking a good meal.
Favorite inspirational quote: Depends on what day you ask me really. I have so many! As of late, “Dance in the Rain”. It implies that we can find good in all things.
When/where/with who was your first yoga class? Quincy, MA – in 1980 at the local YMCA. It was the first time I realized that I could bring calm and peace into my being.
What / who inspires you? My children, Yoga teachers that stay genuine and true and committed to the practice.
What I love most about yoga is: Yoga not only helps me feel more confident physically, it strengthens me spiritually. I walk through life with more confidence, optimism, self awareness and with a more positive joyful attitude.
What you can’t live without? My children. They are my greatest teachers and no one can make my belly laugh the way they do.
What you might not know about me: I once was a Color Guard in a Marching Band.
Best advice you’ve ever received (from who?): “Make it Good”. Whenever I find myself having an especially bad day, I try to pause and think about what’s gone well that day. What happened that was good. What’s good about my life. When I do I find it shifts my whole perspective.
My favorite book: Again, so many! A Path with Heart by Jack Kornfield, and “How Yoga Works” by Christie McNally and Michael Roach
Favorite Word: “Grace”
Local escape: Hopkinton State Park
My favorite thing to do(other than yoga): Watching the sunset preferably by the ocean.
Favorite inspirational quote: “You wander from room to room, hunting for the diamond necklace that is already around your neck.” – Rumi
When/where/with who was your first yoga class? Before school one morning during my senior year of high school with my very good friend, Cadena. Her father had just opened a yoga studio in downtown North Attleboro.
What / who inspires you? My mother and father. Also, nature and the circle of life – it just blows my mind.
What I love most about yoga is: Yoga has given me a new set of eyes. I love most that it continues to help me create space in places that I get stuck and how it helps me to shed off layers of armor that I wear for protection. It helps me to connect deeper with who I really am.
What you can’t live without? Fresh air and my few but very close, childhood girlfriends.
What you might not know about me: I have dreams of being a hip hop dancer with big, poofy hair wearing high top Reebok Pumps.
Best advice you’ve ever received (from who?): “Everything is a choice,” from a very good friend.
My favorite book: “How Yoga Works” by Michael Roach
Favorite Word: Hello
Local escape: Kennebunkport, ME
My favorite thing to do (other than yoga): Garden, cook, cat naps, swim, hike, play in the snow, and pretend to be a hip hop dancer.