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Meet Yogi Megan Nagy

What type of yoga do you like to practice?

vinyasa, yin, hatha

Where is your favorite place to practice yoga?

AHIMSA in Toronto

What do you like the most about practicing there?

The community, the atmosphere, the care and consideration given to the sequencing of each class.

How do you practice yoga off the mat?

Practicing yoga, and slowing down, increases my mindfulness and brings a sense of calm to rest of my life.

The world ends tomorrow. What would you indulge in tonight?

so.much.chocolate + family hugs

What was your first experience with yoga?

I played volleyball in college and upon graduating received a professional contract in France. I moved and was the only English speaker on my team. I also didn’t know any French before going. (I’m from Saskatchewan so it was only required learning in junior high.) Needless to say, I was extremely lonely; and went through a huge transition to being comfortable with myself and eventually enjoying my alone time. I had attended a few yoga classes throughout college but only understood it as a workout. I began a regular practice, in my apartment in France, and it truly brought me back from the darkest I have ever felt. It is now one of my most coveted practices for my mental health. 
The town I played in was small and had no studios. I went to Paris on a weekend off, sought out a studio that had English speaking classes, and proceeded to cry throughout nearly the entire class. I tried my best not to distract the group, and I’m so grateful that the teacher and students allowed me to be in that space. I’ve cried in classes since, and am always in awe of how gracefully the instructors and practitioners handle it. 
Counter to that breakthrough; I took a class in Germany and the instructor was very playful and fun. We began the class by intertwining our fingers with our toes and stretching our feet for a while before standing. I loved that and it was another “click” moment for me, in that I realized that yoga didn’t have to be deep and heavy all of the time.

Imagine you’re on the cover of Yoga Journal. What pose would you strike?

Tree- something non-intimidating and approachable. Something to represent the growth to come.

If you could practice yoga anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Bali – someday! The classic yoga dream.

What would you say to someone who is on the fence about practicing yoga?

When you are experiencing resistance, it usually means you are expanding. Look at beginning something new from this point of view and get ready to grow! I love empowering people to take ownership of their development. I know the effect that the commitment to take positive steps toward physical and mental health (ie: their yoga practice) will have on their life at large, and that’s an exciting shift to be a part of.

Where else can we find you?

@megannag_y on all social media


 If you are looking to teach more yoga classes, join our facebook group HERE! We have classes open to sub and available on a regular basis all over the United States!

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Meet Yogi and Handstander Kira Fox

What type of yoga do you like to practice?

Vinyasa

Where is your favorite place to practice yoga?

At home

What do you like the most about practicing there?

At home , I love having my yoga teacher come and teach me. I’ve been working with her for years. She knows me well and I feel comfortable trying new things and she pushes me to become stronger and more open in a healthy way. Every time we practice , my day is much better and I leave the mat feeling great.

How do you practice yoga off the mat?

Yoga isn’t just a physical practice. It’s a way of life. I try to use my yoga skills to be more patient and calm. When something challenging or stressful arises, I take a moment to breathe and gather my thoughts. I remind myself of the big pictures which helps me see the situation more clearly and rationally.

The world ends tomorrow. What would you indulge in tonight?

Dinner with my family.

What was your first experience with yoga?

My mom brought me to a yoga class.

What is your favorite food?

So many options to choose one! I happen to love macaroons and chicken.

Imagine you’re on the cover of Yoga Journal. What pose would you strike?

Handstand.

If you could practice yoga anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Bali! I’ve always wanted to go there since I was little.

What would you say to someone who is on the fence about practicing yoga?

Try it ! And then try again. There’s no down side in trying. If you never try you never know. I also would encourage someone who is on the fence to try more than one teacher and class. Each person is unique and there are many types of classes and teachers that you may connect with and enjoy. And If Yoga doesn’t speak to you and after trying you decide it’s not your thing, at least you tried!

What music are you jamming to right now?

Coldplay

Where else can we find you?

@trendyandbendy on instagram

Anything else you would like to add?

A little background about me – I am 19 years old. I am a certified yoga teacher. I’ve been teaching for 4 years now and am still learning everyday. I love yoga and want to share it with others.


 If you are looking to teach more yoga classes, join our facebook group HERE! We have classes open to sub and available on a regular basis all over the United States!

 Have you checked out the yamas and niyamas poster!? The yamas and niyamas are yoga’s ethical guidelines to living and are now available to hang up in your home, office, or yoga studio! Get one HERE

 Also be sure to check out our Resource Page! Goodies for the yoga teacher in you!

Meet Yogi and Cheese Lover Melinda Lubbers!

What type of yoga do you like to practice?

Accessible, yin, chair, restorative, Hatha, anusara

Where is your favorite place to practice yoga?

My home studio

What do you like the most about practicing there?

It’s so peaceful and calming. There is so much space to move freely on and off my mat.

What was your first experience with yoga?

I was encouraged to try the asana practice while I was pregnant with my second son. I gave it a try and I loved the calm pace, the strength and flexibility it offered and the meditation was exactly what my being needed.

What is your favorite food?

Cheese

Imagine you’re on the cover of Yoga Journal. What pose would you strike?

Malasana

What would you say to someone who is on the fence about practicing yoga?

Just try it. Give it a solid couple of weeks and see how it goes. Take it one class at a time.


 If you are looking to teach more yoga classes, join our facebook group HERE! We have classes open to sub and available on a regular basis all over the United States!

 Have you checked out the yamas and niyamas poster!? The yamas and niyamas are yoga’s ethical guidelines to living and are now available to hang up in your home, office, or yoga studio! Get one HERE

 Also be sure to check out our Resource Page! Goodies for the yoga teacher in you!

 

Meet Yogi and Okra Lover Vanessa Seymour

What type of yoga do you like to practice?

Vinyasa, Hatha, Restorative

Where is your favorite place to practice yoga?

Anywhere private and with lots of light!

What do you like the most about practicing there?

I like the quite and having my own space. Life gets busy and crowded which can be fun but in the midst of that I like having a little space for my mat.

How do you practice yoga off the mat?

I take my breathing exercises with off the mat regularly. I use them to help ground myself when I feel overwhelmed.

The world ends tomorrow. What would you indulge in tonight?

I would fly home to see my family.

What was your first experience with yoga?

I learnt a traditional surya namaskar at a class my mom took me too.

What is your favorite food?

My moms okra. Though, I will eat anything that someone else makes!

Imagine you’re on the cover of Yoga Journal. What pose would you strike?

Natarajasana on a deserted road with the sun setting in the background.

If you could practice yoga anywhere in the world, where would it be?

I would love to travel through Asia practicing in the outdoors.

What would you say to someone who is on the fence about practicing yoga?

Try it, your not going to lose anything. Life is about finding what works of your and recognizing the things that don’t. Everything is an experience.

What music are you jamming to right now?

The Lumineers

Where else can we find you?

vanessaseymour.com (website) nessa_seymour (instagram) Flow With Vanessa (Youtube)


 If you are looking to teach more yoga classes, join our facebook group HERE! We have classes open to sub and available on a regular basis all over the United States!

 Have you checked out the yamas and niyamas poster!? The yamas and niyamas are yoga’s ethical guidelines to living and are now available to hang up in your home, office, or yoga studio! Get one HERE

 Also be sure to check out our Resource Page! Goodies for the yoga teacher in you!

Meet Ella Mai Rocking Yogi Crystal Mintz

What type of yoga do you like to practice?

Restorative

Where is your favorite place to practice yoga?

Home and any gym space.

What do you like the most about practicing there?

The freedom it provides.

How do you practice yoga off the mat?

By being kind to myself and being present.

The world ends tomorrow. What would you indulge in tonight?

Laying under a full moon with my eyes closed, with focus on my breath.

What was your first experience with yoga?

I practiced it for muscle recovery after working out.

What is your favorite food?

Delicata squash

Imagine you’re on the cover of Yoga Journal. What pose would you strike?

I’m torn between dancer and pigeon.

If you could practice yoga anywhere in the world, where would it be?

California

What would you say to someone who is on the fence about practicing yoga?

Just do it!

What music are you jamming to right now?

Ella Mai

Where else can we find you?

I’m only on IG @thecrystalyoga_ and my website at the CrystalClearYoga.com

Anything else you would like to add?

Yoga has changed my life in MANY ways and I’m thankful for that.


 If you are looking to teach more yoga classes, join our facebook group HERE! We have classes open to sub and available on a regular basis all over the United States!

 Have you checked out the yamas and niyamas poster!? The yamas and niyamas are yoga’s ethical guidelines to living and are now available to hang up in your home, office, or yoga studio! Get one HERE

 Also be sure to check out our Resource Page! Goodies for the yoga teacher in you!

Meet Yogi and Guatemalan Tamale Lover Andy Ruano

What type of yoga do you like to practice?

Ashtanga

Where is your favorite place to practice yoga?

At the shala

What do you like the most about practicing there?

I like the peace it gives me. A time to shut my mind off.

How do you practice yoga off the mat?

I meditate and pray. I try to practice the yamas and niyamas. Pranayama is a part of my morning ritual at work.

The world ends tomorrow. What would you indulge in tonight?

Being surrounded by my family.

What was your first experience with yoga?

I started yoga with p90x in my friends living room.

What is your favorite food?

Guatemalan tamales. Yummmm

Imagine you’re on the cover of Yoga Journal. What pose would you strike?

Padmasana at the edge of an infinity pool.

If you could practice yoga anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Mysore India.

What would you say to someone who is on the fence about practicing yoga?

I would let them know it is ok to try new things and not like it. But you never know where love can sprout if you don’t try.

What music are you jamming to right now?

Lots of country.

Where else can we find you?

Theroamingyogi.com (website) @the_roaming_yogi (Instagram) or theroamingyogiboston (Facebook)


 Have you checked out the yamas and niyamas poster!? The yamas and niyamas are yoga’s ethical guidelines to living and are now available to hang up in your home, office, or yoga studio! Get one HERE

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Featured Yogi and Vegetable LOVER Vuslat Cin

What type of yoga do you like to practice?

Vinyasa & SUP – Yoga

Where is your favorite place to practice yoga?

Anywhere by the seaside or on the sea with my sup board.

What do you like the most about practicing there?

I love the blue of the sea and the different currents of the sea. With the sup board I love how challenging it can be and being connected with the nature is magnificent.

How do you practice yoga off the mat?

I practice flow yoga and meditation anywhere I am comfortable with.

The world ends tomorrow. What would you indulge in tonight?

LOVE

What was your first experience with yoga?

For years I thought I do yoga with the asanas but then I just realized yoga was not about what I do it was the moment and being in that moment so yoga is already happening now🙏🏻

What is your favorite food?

Vegetables

Imagine you’re on the cover of Yoga Journal. What pose would you strike?

Heart Opener

If you could practice yoga anywhere in the world, where would it be?

New Zealand

What would you say to someone who is on the fence about practicing yoga?

There are so many different yoga types that needs to get discovered.

What music are you jamming to right now?

Shelter – Levi Patel

Where else can we find you?

Instagram: vus1at
Facebook : Vuslat Cin


 Have you checked out the yamas and niyamas poster!? The yamas and niyamas are yoga’s ethical guidelines to living and are now available to hang up in your home, office, or yoga studio! Get one HERE

 Also be sure to check out our Resource Page! Goodies for the yoga teacher/practicioner in you!

Meet The Hatha Hippie Jenny Rose

What type of yoga do you like to practice?

Hatha 🙌🏽

Where is your favorite place to practice yoga?

In the comfort of my home.

What do you like the most about practicing there?

It’s comfortable and quiet.

How do you practice yoga off the mat?

Ahimsa– Non Violence. I practice being kind to myself as well as to all life that exists. Kindness can change the world!

The world ends tomorrow. What would you indulge in tonight?

Do I have to choose JUST one? Hmm So Delicious Coconut Milk Ice Cream (Salted Caramel Cluster)

What was your first experience with yoga?

I started practicing on YouTube channels I found and that pretty much ended with lots of falling and losing balance. It was memorable and pretty hilarious.

What is your favorite food?

Again. Does one only have one favorite food? I love all food. Black bean burgers, Salmon wraps and Hummus are what I generally gravitate towards.

Imagine you’re on the cover of Yoga Journal. What pose would you strike?

A simple and peaceful lotus pose.

If you could practice yoga anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Somewhere on the beach.

What would you say to someone who is on the fence about practicing yoga?

Be prepared to have your whole life change for the better. Start now! You won’t regret it.

What music are you jamming to right now?

Banks- Goddess

Where else can we find you?

Instagram- thehathahippie

YouTube- thehathahippie


 Have you checked out the yamas and niyamas poster!? The yamas and niyamas are yoga’s ethical guidelines to living and are now available to hang up in your home, office, or yoga studio! Get one HERE

 Also be sure to check out our Resource Page! Goodies for the yoga teacher in you!

Meet Yoga Practitioner and Vegan Mexican Foodie Cristhiane Morineau

What type of yoga do you like to practice?

Vinyasa

Where is your favorite place to practice yoga?

Kula Yoga studio in Chula Vista

What do you like the most about practicing there?

I love the feeling of peace, strength and confidence every time I practice. Kula yoga has the best community, I feel like I’m surrounded by family every time I’m there.

How do you practice yoga off the mat?

I’m more aware of myself and of how I go about my day. I remind myself to be grateful, patient and try new things!

The world ends tomorrow. What would you indulge in tonight?

Spend it with my kids! Maybe sleeping under the stars or by the ocean.

What was your first experience with yoga?

At one of the local gyms. I never really got into it until I started practicing at Kula yoga. I loved it and never looked back since.

What is your favorite food?

Vegan Mexican food

Imagine you’re on the cover of Yoga Journal. What pose would you strike?

Mountain pose

If you could practice yoga anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Tahiti

What would you say to someone who is on the fence about practicing yoga?

To try it! Yoga is for everybody … I always share my experience with friends and encourage them to step outside the box.

What music are you jamming to right now?

Jarabe de palo

Anything else you would like to add?

Yoga has truly changed my life. I’ve gained so much from starting on this journey, I didn’t expect to see so many changes inside and out. I feel calmer, stronger and more confident. I’ve also found an amazingly supportive and loving group of people! I’m excited to continue my practice and see where it takes me.


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