Favorite inspirational quote: He who conquers others is strong. He who conquers himself is mighty. - Lao Tzu
When/where/with who was your first yoga class? My first yoga class was a Wednesday night gentle restorative class at Metrowest in Westboro in 2010.
What / who inspires you? People who are passionate about helping others
What I love most about yoga is: Nothing else brings me closer to peace and contentment!
What you can’t live without? Being able to see, I am a visual person and I can't live without being able to draw or appreciate art.
What you might not know about me: I love museums.
Best advice you’ve ever received (from who?): My parents regularly tell me to be grateful for what I have!
My favorite book: The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Favorite Word: Zen
Local escape: Burlington, VT
My favorite thing to do (other than yoga): Going for long walks or hikes
Favorite inspirational quote: Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift. That is why it is called the PRESENT. I don't remember who said this.
When/where/with who was your first yoga class? I first tried yoga when I was in college. Marquette offered Hatha Yoga classes at the Recreational Center.
What / who inspires you? Nature, with its beauty, power and resilience and little acts of kindness.
What I love most about yoga is: that it makes me strong and flexible both physically and mentally. I love the way it gets me out of my head to a peaceful place.
What you can’t live without? My friends and family
What you might not know about me: I was on a swim team in Hawaii when I was younger.
Best advice you’ve ever received (from who?): "Do the best you can in all things" My father never really said this to me, but everything he did exemplified this philosophy.
My favorite book: hard to say....I'm currently reading When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron.
Favorite Word: Amazing
Local escape: Nickerson State Park in Brewster, MA
My favorite thing to do (other than yoga): play tennis and cook.
Yin yoga is a style of Hatha yoga where postures low to the mat (no standing postures) are held for up to 5 minutes each. These longer holds target the joints, ligaments, fascia, and other connective tissues of the body, referred to as Yin tissues. You can expect a lot of slow stretching in the deep connective tissues of the hips, pelvis, legs, and feet as well as some upper body work to open heart, arms and shoulders. Using Meridian Theory, classes may be themed to focus on the health and balance of certain vital organ tissues and the energetic states associated with those organs. Yin is slower paced and heavy on the meditative side. We will use props to help make the longer holds sustainable, but you may find the real work is sitting in stillness with sensation. We turn inward to tune out daily distractions, slow down the breath and listen to the body. This class is open to all levels of students. (No Heat)