YOGI OF THE MONTH

December 2018 - Mohler Carlson

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What first brought you to yoga and how long have you been practicing?

I have been practicing yoga for 13 years. My first class was at a YMCA. We had just joined the neighborhood Y and I felt like I needed to use our membership but I am not a work out/gym kind of girl. Yoga was the only class on the schedule that halfway appealed to me.

What is/are your intention(s) for your yoga practice?

My intentions are to be kind and compassionate to my body and to practice for where they are on that given day on my mat and to be present and mindful in my body and movements.

What is your favorite pose and why?

I love Uttanasana (Standing Forward Bend) and Ardha Uttanasana (Half Standing Forward Bend) because they feel so good!

What is your favorite class at InsideOut Yoga?

That’s a hard one because I love them all. I do LOVE  Thursday’s Breathe & Stretch class though, if you were to pin me down to one.

How has the practice of yoga influenced your life?

Oh my goodness--how has it not!?! Probably its biggest influence has been the lesson to be present and mindful...and then the practice of non-attachment also has been huge for me. I had never heard of that philosophy until I started practicing yoga. I love it. It sure does make things easier when you can put it into play.

What advice would you have for a beginning yoga student?

To be kind and compassionate to yourself, your body and your practice. No judging. We are way too hard on ourselves and many people feel so vulnerable when they first step onto their mat and they get discouraged.

What is your occupation?

Presently a yoga teacher, formerly a registered nurse and always a mom :)

What activities do you enjoy?

YOGA! I also like to bead, draw/paint, walk, read and listen to music.

What is your favorite thing about living in the Northern Neck or Middle Peninsula?

I love the peace and quiet of living in the country.

Is there anything you want to add?

I was so worried moving from a big city where there are yoga studios everywhere, that I wasn’t going to be able to find any yoga here in the area. How pleasantly surprised I was when I found IOY - 5 minutes from my house!!! I am so very grateful to IOY: to Susan and her students who have all been so sweet and welcoming. Y’all are everything a yogi could ask for:) Thank you so much!


 

December 2018 - Mohler Carlson

November 2018 - Sylvia Voreas

October 2018 - Lisa Shivers

September 2018 - Lynn Hower

August 2018 - Brenda Brinn

July 2018 - Ingrid Buell

June 2018 - Kaz Kazenske

May 2018 - Louise Mohardt

April 2018 - Art Gilbert

March 2018 - Connie Majeski

February 2018 - Amy Maloney

January 2018 - Jen King

December 2017 - Susan Whitlow

November 2017 - Sharon Topping

October 2017 - Betsy and Pete Liljeberg

September 2017 - Lena Okun

August 2017 - Sarah Rae

July 2017 - Gayle Chambers

June 2017 - Liz Seigler

May 2017 - Rita D'Amico

April 2017 - Suzie Beer

March 2017 - Andrea Latell

February 2017 - The Manyak Family

January 2017 - MJ Anderson

December 2016 - Susan Richardson

November 2016 - Vickie and Norm Grimm

October 2016 - Lydia Sellers

September 2016 - Ginger Houck

August 2016 - Ally Childress

July 2016 - Margot Angstrom

June 2016 - Dan Grohowski

May 2016 - Christine Potter

April 2016 - Mary Beth Fox

March 2016 - Liliane and Michael Merrill

February 2016 - Consi Palmer

January 2016 - Scott Witthaus

December 2015 - Missy Reed

November 2015 - Page Wittkamp

October 2015 - Christine Whitaker Wiggins

September 2015 - Jameson Crandall

August 2015 - Pris Regan

July 2015 - CJ Carter

June 2015 - Nancy Sledd

May 2015 - Cherie Kazenske

April 2015 - Eva Abel

March 2015 - Pamela Witthaus

February 2015 - Corey Hassman

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November 2014 - Julie Perkins

October 2014 - Cathy Mecke

September 2014 - Kae Kindle

August 2014 - Hatley Bright

July 2014 - Maureen Lynch

June 2014 - Davy Nichols

May 2014 - Caroline Shifflett

April 2014 - Bob Weekley

March 2014 - Debi Isbrandtsen

February 2014 - Janet Hill

January 2014 - Susan and Bob Wayland

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November 2013 - Kathy Morchower

October 2013 - Jim Philbrick