1.) What got you interested in yoga?
I grew up doing all styles of dance, so when I started exploring exercise classes yoga seemed like a no brainer because it has a lot of similar physical and mental benefits!
2.) How long have you been practicing?
Hmm, I can't remember my very first yoga class, but probably on and off for close to 9 years.
3.) What is your favorite yoga pose and why?
Standing/seated forward fold is like my unsung hero of yoga poses. It is so versatile in that it can be a hamstring or lower back stretch or a relaxing rag doll for much needed shoulder and neck release. Plus you can do it almost anywhere!
4.) What is your least favorite yoga pose and why?
This probably depends on the day! Most regularly, twisted prayer chair. I love the challenge of chair, but add the prayer twist and it's just so much to think about at once.
5.) What do you love about working at Happy Dog?
Everyone's kindness! From both the teachers and the students!
6.) Any pets or children?
No, just me!
7.) What is your favorite food?
Yummy and healthy vegan food! I've been vegetarian for almost 6 years and am working on becoming fully vegan, so if you see me feel free to share your fav plant-based recipes.
8.) If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go?
Anywhere I could see the aurora borealis! Iceland would be especially cool.
9.) What is your long term goal?
I got my bachelors degree in 2017, but I am applying to go back to school for nursing so I can eventually become a certified nurse midwife.
10.) What hobbies do you have aside from yoga?
I love trying other exercise classes, right now I'm spinning at the Y. I also co-produce a podcast called The Activist Hustle. And of course, spending time with my two older sisters!
11.) What's 1 thing no one would ever guess about you?
People always seem surprised to learn that I am a pretty cluttered/messy person at home.
12.) What's your favorite song?
I think my favorite song of all time is Say a Little Prayer originally by Dionne Warwick, but there's an awesome cover by Lianne La Havas that I would not be mad if any teachers added to their flow playlist!
13.) If you were stuck on a desert island and could only bring 3 things what would they be?
My Spotify account, a meditation journal, and a mat. Voila, desert yoga!