YOGI OF THE MONTH

July 2018 - Ingrid Buell

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

I started practicing 5 years ago as an extension to my mindfulness practice. I was finding it difficult to quiet my mind and sit still for meditation and yoga as an active form of mediation fit the bill. 

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

To be present to my family and friends. For equanimity. Gratitude for whatever the day brings.

What is your favorite pose and why?

In Richmond – headstand! Because I was terrified to try for a year, and when I finally did it, I not only gained confidence but it took me back to when I was a child and did it with ease! It also serves as reminder to believe in myself and to try new poses. In White Stone – wild thing because it makes me smile.

What is your favorite class at InsideOut Yoga?

I love any class that I’m able to make given I’m a part-time resident. I've especially enjoyed the outdoor classes at YMCA/APYC Camp Kekoka.

How has the practice of yoga influenced your life?

It’s been a game changer for me both physically and mentally. The former in terms of balance, core strength and my posture. The latter more importantly, as it’s helped manage my anxiety, reduced stress, helped me to be more present to ordinary and extraordinary moments and less reactionary to life’s unexpected challenges.

What advice would you have for a beginning yoga student?

No matter where you go and what class you take – you will find the yoga community to be a place of complete non-judgment and openness to all levels.  And … it’s never to late to start!

What is your occupation?

Mom, wife, friend, volunteer and all the various hats that entails.

What activities do you enjoy?

Cooking, travel, reading, guilty pleasure of binge watching Netflix, exercise, volunteering, spending time at river with family & friends and watching UVA basketball!

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

As a part-time resident, being able to take a nature bath on the dock, the genuine welcoming kindness of all the locals I’ve met and my Friday afternoon trifecta stop at Out of the Oven Bakery, The River Market and Old Farm Truck as they set us up for a relaxing weekend.  And of course ….. when I able to make it to a Susan’s yoga class!


 

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

January 2015 - Adrianne Bugg

December 2014 - Kimberly Vail

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

December 2013 - Anna Mendez

November 2013 - Kathy Morchower

October 2013 - Jim Philbrick