What’s your favorite yoga pose at the moment?
Savasana after a well balanced practice.
Describe a moment during a yoga practice that rocked your world.
Physically: the first headstand. I had never achieved an inversion, and with assist from a great teacher was able to change my outlook on this challenge.
Mentally/ Emotionally/ Spiritually: the first time I felt completely aware and at peace, after listening to the first half of a yoga sutra lecture. I was driving at the break and felt totally calm, empty of stress and worries. Now I can glimpse that contentment in other areas of my life.
What’s your favorite place?
Favorite places tend to be associated with happy memories, gratitude, and love. A backpacking trip to the mountains with my family.
What is your favorite color? Why?
I don’t have one. I tend toward earth tones. How do you choose a shade from Autumn leaves, Northern Lights, Sunsets, Moonlight . . . ?
Whom do you admire?
I meet people every day to admire: raising children unexpectedly alone, struggling to do their best despite chronic illness, supporting aging parents and raising grandchildren, giving despite not “having,” living their true path. I love people who have a quiet security within themselves, that make you feel welcomed and view without judgement. I love people who give generously and unselfishly. I love people who keep the sparkle and awe of a child through their lives.
What traits in others are you attracted to?
Authenticity, Compassion, Honesty, Altruism, Integrity, Loyalty, Humor
What is the kindest thing anyone has done for you?
People do kind things all the time. The kindest does not have to be the “biggest.” A hug when you need it, a reflective note, taking the time to say Thank you or I Love You, respecting your lifestyle and choices, an offer to help, giving without expectation, vacuuming without being asked . . .
Whatever I am reading that: transports me to a new world,opens a new door, allows for self-reflection, teaches me something for work or yoga or life, puts me in somebody else’s shoes, anything I can read with my son for extra cuddle time or giggles or nurturing natural inquisitiveness.
Besides yoga, loves….
my family (unconditionally most of the time), my dogs (despite the hair and drool, especially of the St. Bernard), (even) my cats, reading (almost anything), learning (almost anything), hiking (except for mosquitoes and bee stings), and much more (cool river on hot day, first snowfall. . .)
Favorite thing about Twist Yoga?
I found a community that I didn’t realize i was missing 🙂
Anything else you’d like to add?
Thank You Jen, for opening this door