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Where does your yoga story begin?
I discovered what yoga could be through Instagram posts, and decided that if the people on social media could do it then so could I! My university offered a Power Yoga class at the gym, and from there I developed strength and enough knowledge to begin a home practice.
What got you hooked?
The idea of a noncompetitive form of exercise was very appealing to me, since most forms of fitness classes have an aspect of competition (both with oneself and with the other attendees). I injured myself in high intensity training classes, so the idea that I could become fit at a pace that worked for me and that I could stop a pose at any time if it hurt me really drew me in.
Tell us one weird/interesting fact about yourself:
I'm a VIP on Alcatraz Island (location of a famous American prison) since my great-grandfather was one of the wardens.
What do you love the most about traveling?
Traveling puts me outside of my comfort zone, and I learn so much from meeting new people and trying to experience different cultures. It's made me a better communicator, and a more open-minded person in general.
Where would you most love to travel and why?
I really want to visit South America, since I haven't been to anywhere on the continent yet! I'm hoping to visit Brazil, Colombia, and Argentina sometime soon.
If you were stuck on an island with only one thing, what would it be?
A radio so I could call the National Guard to come get me!
What’s your number one piece of advice for someone just getting into yoga?
Don't be afraid of not being able to do crazy poses! The most important thing that I've learned in yoga is to use it for self-reflection, and that the poses are just a tool to learn more about the self.