Jo U

YYC graduating class of 
2021 (YTT-200), 2023 (YTT-300)

How did Yoga find you & how long ago?
I’ve been practicing for over 15 years. I started practicing yoga in college to relax and move my body in an easy way. I kept it up after I was commissioned into the Navy to help with the mental and physical stress of the job.

Favorite quote: “It is quite a revelation to discover that the place you wanted to escape to is the exact same place you escaped from. That the prison wasn’t the place, but the perspective.” – Matt Haig, The Midnight Library

Favorite pose: It’s so hard to choose just one! I love standing bow & handstands because they are so fun but Mountain pose makes me feel super powerful and grounded. 

Favorite song on your yoga playlist?: Central Park by Headphone Activist 

Yoga has given me the space to be more present for myself which in turn betters all my relationships with others too. That’s the beauty of getting on your mat everyday; even if it’s just for a few minutes – it positively affects every facet of your life.