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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.


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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)


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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


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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


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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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Emily featured Yogi

Meet Pizza and Sushi Lover Emily Ochse!

 
What type of yoga do you like to practice?
 

Yin and Vinyasa

Where is your favorite place to practice yoga?

The beach or my apartment

What do you like the most about practicing there?

At the beach I love feeling my body connect to the earth. At my house because I’m a complete and total homebody and love the comfort of being in my own space.

How do you practice yoga off the mat?

I try my best to apply being mindful and aware in all things. When a stranger is rude to me for example, instead of simply reacting and thinking of how this person has affected me in the present I try to assess where this person’s negativity may be coming from and if there is something I can do to help them. Every week I list things that make me uncomfortable or give me anxiety and I try to force myself to overcome as many of them as I can in order to grow. Oh and being as ‘green’ as possible.

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

A plane ticket to somewhere I have yet to go that I can reach before the world ends and a bottle of a full-bodied Italian red wine.

What was your first experience with yoga?

A friend literally dragged me into a class when I had injured my right shoulder while lifting. By the end of the 60 minute class I experienced a break from the physical pain that my injury plagued me with and I was hooked after that.

What is your favorite food?

On the east coast, pizza. On the west coast, sushi!

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

King Pigeon

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

Spain!

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

Try it it’s life changing. Approach it with an open mind and without expectation. Lastly, try different teachers, studios, and styles until you find your yoga.

What music are you jamming to right now?

Marilyn Manson

Where else can we find you?

On IG my handle is @thelimberlinguist. My website is thelimberlinguist.com and my Facebook page is Emily CO Yoga.


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Meet Taco Lover And Yoga Faith Practitioner Jennifer Swets

What type of yoga do you like to practice?

Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, YogaFaith

Where is your favorite place to practice yoga?

TriBalance Yoga Studio, Schaumburg, IL  

How do you practice yoga off the mat?

I use my time on my mat to connect my mind, body and soul and I try to maintain that connection once I step off my mat. I am a homeschool mom of 4 kids so pranayama is key! My daily mantra is Inhale Peace; Exhale Chaos. As a person who for years was disconnected with their body due to trauma, yoga has taught me to trust my body and trust my movements. There is also a spiritual connection I feel during my practice and the connection I feel with God is strengthened once I roll up my mat and go about my day.

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

Snuggling on the couch with my husband and 4 kids

What was your first experience with yoga?

My first experience with yoga was 20 years ago in a gym at the YMCA. I remember the feeling of being still was foreign to me. My body wanted to get up and move but my mind knew this is what I needed, so I kept coming back.

What is your favorite food?

Tacos

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

Warrior II

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

Exumas, Bahamas

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

Lay your ego down and get on a mat. It is time that you will not regret. Don’t worry about what you look like, what you are wearing or if the pose looks like the one you saw on social media. Just connect with your breath and be in the present moment. Give yourself that gift.

Where else can we find you?

YogaFaithChicago Facebook

YogaFaithChicago Instagram

Anything else you would like to add?

Several years ago, I had an emotional and spiritual breakthrough on my yoga mat and since then my practice is my therapy and my time of worship, as well as my exercise. To me, yoga is a moving meditation. I also like to share my experience of how yoga helped me process my childhood trauma and is part of my healing journey.


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Meet Yogi Tiffanie Luellen!

What type of yoga do you like to practice?

Hatha Yoga

Where is your favorite place to practice yoga?

In the park

What do you like the most about practicing there?

Being outdoors makes me feel more connected to nature and everything around me. It reminds me that everything has it’s place and purpose.

How do you practice yoga off the mat?

It depends. I teach yoga in the workplace class that’s usually done in a chair.

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

I would throw a big party and surround myself with family and friends.

What was your first experience with yoga?

I don’t remember my first yoga class but I remember my first hot yoga class. I was not practicing yoga regularly but was familiar enough with it. Apparently, I showed up to an intermediate level and I was struggling to keep up. Midway through the class the instructor said the next pose was a headstand, the lady next to me kindly told me to just lay on the mat. I felt so relieved. I didn’t realize she had been watching me and was more attuned to what I was doing than the actual instructor. I proceeded to lay flat on the mat the remainder of the class.

What is your favorite food?

French Fries

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

Pigeon Pose is my favorite pose.

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

Somewhere close to water, maybe Santorini Greece or Cape Town South Africa

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

Try it, you might like it.

What music are you jamming to right now?

Cardi B

Where else can we find you?

jaionascloset.com
IG – @jaionas_closet_yoga


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Meet Yogi and Japanese food lover Sonia Tabor

 

What type of yoga do you like to practice?

vinyasa

Where is your favorite place to practice yoga?

Kula yoga in Chula Vista

What do you like the most about practicing there?

The sense of community. Great space with love, art, and awesome instructors. If feels like home. It’s a place where I feel like family!!! It always feels so welcoming and a great space to practice. Kula means community and it surely has that vibe.

How do you practice yoga off the mat?

I think that off the mat is where the real practice starts. I practice with my kiddos, my husband, my friends, and family. Being mindful of what I eat and what I speak. Being flexible and understanding and allowing myself to make mistakes. Practicing flexibility of the mind, patience, and understanding. Although I am not perfect, I try to remind myself of these things. And ultimately I practice by enjoying the most beautiful luxuries the universe offers, like breath-the ocean-hugs and kisses-music-art-and movement.

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

hugs and kisses and laughter with my family and friends, especially my husband and two kiddos (Londen and Austin). also in a cup of delicious coffee and vegan pastries

What was your first experience with yoga?

when I was a kid I thought Yoga was a religion!!! I didn’t understand it. Then as an adult, when I was pregnant with my son Londen I read about it and found out it would be very beneficial for me. I went to the store, bought a yoga DVD and my journey began with a home practice. I felt amazing and needed more so I explored a few studios and fell in love with my practice and yoga asana so much that I took a 200 hour teacher training. I wanted to share my amazing life changing experience that practicing on the mat offers.

What is your favorite food?

I love Japanese, and Mexican! especially vegan hibiscus or cauliflower mole tacos

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

probably a warrior pose… maybe Warrior 1

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

somewhere at a beach like Nosara Costa Rica- Bali is next! woo hoo!!!!

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

Yoga is for everyone. It’s a practice where we learn to bend so we don’t break. its great for the body and the mind and it can be life changing. As I can only speak from my personal experience as a practicing yogi and yoga instructor the changes I have seen and been a part of have been amazing. It enhances flexibility, strength, and reduces anxiety. My favorite side effect is the way the body looks and feels as a consequence of that Vinyasa flow.

What music are you jamming to right now?

The Cure- Catch! i love my 80’s new wave.

Where else can we find you?

you can find my on IG as soniasana_yoga and soniatabor_mua 
and through my vintage shop upright_citizen_studio

Anything else you would like to add?

As long as we’re breathing we are doing yoga. I try to remind myself to take conscious breaths. When we are on the mat we get in to twists, binds, and we get to see the world upside down- changing our perspective. The beauty of it is that we can get out of the twists and binds pretty quick- its just a matter of a decision and live through it!! this is a great way to go in to things remembering that this too shall pass. 
Also… YOGA IS FUN


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Featured Yogi – Katy P

Where is your favorite place to practice yoga?

Anywhere

What do you like the most about practicing yoga?

I’d love to practice more often in studios with others but due to my busy life I mostly practice at home, whenever I get the chance … I’m a mom and full-time (and commuting) worker… you can imagine!

How do you practice yoga off the mat?

Yoga has changed my life in so many ways… yoga is in my mind and heart at all times.

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

Hugging and kissing all my loved ones.

What was your first experience with yoga?

My first class was ahaha…shocking! I was just looking for some physical exercise to wake up my body, left for so many years without any training and stressed by wrong postures (working on pc … many hrs a day!), but I found much more…I had no idea! I clearly remember the end of my first class…in savasana. My mind was working a lot and skiing…are you serious? do I have to stay here, laying down and breathing (of course i breathe!) without doing anything? for so long? … I was impatient for it to finish… but that feeling became an awareness … I realized I needed it, I felt better and never left yoga anymore.

What is your favorite food?

Fruit, no doubt!

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

Me on the cover? ok ok let’s just pretend: wheel pose.

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

Indonesia probably…I’ve been living there and have great memories.

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

Don’t overthink … Just give it a try without prejudice and with the mind opened to possibilities… there’s nothing to lose!
(i’m sure there’s a lot to gain…)

Anything else you would like to add?

Yes! I always say ‘if you want you can make it’ … because the real power is in mind. 
My recipe is: get inspired, set your goal, work for it AND enjoy the whole journey!