April L

HHY 200HR YTT Class of 2016, HHY 300HR YTT Class of 2023

I started practicing in 2009.  I was always interested in yoga and eventually I went to a cold studio that offered one hot class a week and was HOOKED.  I started taking class in a hot studio the next week and have ever since.

My Favorite Quote: “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” – Unknown

My Favorite Pose: My low back depends on half-moon so I always sneak it in. My hips and hamstrings are also always in a mood – so anything that addresses them.  Straight-leg Triangle is an unsung hero.

Favorite Playlist Song: “Thin Floors and Tall Ceilings” by Odesza but ask me again later. Anything on Marianne’s playlists.

Yoga has given me awareness.  Initially, awareness of my body and how it moves and what it needs. Eventually, awareness of how I am being. And how that affects my mood and  energy and how I interact with others.  It informs what changes I can make or tools I can draw on to show up with compassion and intention.