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Namaste, this page is dedicated to acknowledging tomorrow’s most promising leaders within our health, wellness and yoga communities.
Check out the interview’s below and find someone you can relate to, someone you might like to practice with, or someone who inspires you.
As a survivor of violence, yoga has helped me reconnect with my sense of self. I had to learn to nourish myself and try very hard to fill the void that I felt on a daily basis. So, I went to my yoga mat and started going to classes every day, if not twice, just to reclaim my body and move expressively without consequence of where it would take me.
Creator of The HOPE Process & CEO of Mother Trucker Yoga Madison, Wisconsin
Yoga was my platform to help others, inspire others, lead others, guide others to dig deep and grow. And every step I guided others to do that, I was also doing it for myself. Years passed and I eventually began leading yoga teacher training's, I created my own methodology to movement and core integration. I began to learn to allow, rather than force life and life showed me its blessings.
Professional Yoga and Astrology Teacher Eugene, Oregon
Mainly, I teach AstroYoga. This type of yoga is based on the incorporation of yoga’s sister science (astrology) into the practice. AstroYoga uses the timing of planetary transits to grant depth to group practices, and to ensure that yoga practices are in harmony with nature and the larger cosmos.
Connie Bowman has lived most of her life in Maryland where she grew up. She has been married 36 years to her husband Rob, the same great guy she met Freshman year of college. They have two grown children, Caroline who works on Broadway (Wicked, Kinky Boots) and Bobby, who works in their family business and a sweet chocolate lab named Sophie. Carrie completed RYT in 2015 at Lifepower Yoga.
Aquatic Therapy Rehab Institute Certified & Aquatic Fitness Gulport, FL
Aqua yoga is my focus because it is kind to people's joints and is so accessible. It's an easy way to start a yoga practice, it allows people who've lost a land practice to continue, and challenges people with an active land practice to explore their bodies in new ways.
My practice has evolved greatly over the last 30 years. As a young yogi, I loved intensity and spent hours in Bikram studios in New York City. The pursuit of intense sensation above all else leads to injury, and I've had mild injuries (not all caused by yoga) that have loosened my definition of what constitutes a personal practice. Academically, I've studied Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Restorative, Iyengar, as well as Transcendental Meditation and Zen Meditation.