YOGI OF THE MONTH
February 2018 - Amy Maloney (pictured with her husband, Jason and their son, Liam)
What first brought you to yoga and how long have you been practicing?
I first discovered yoga in France in 2004. I was 24 years old, working as an English assistant and had a lot of free time on my hands. A fellow teacher took me with her to yoga class and I loved it, even though it was incredibly hard. I've been practicing, in some form, ever since.
What is/are your intention(s) for your yoga practice?
To simply show up and remain present.
What is your favorite pose and why?
It definitely depends on the day. I love a good bind on a strong, exploratory day. A good heart opener always helps when I'm down or tired. Supta baddha konasana is always a nice restorer. Balance poses help get me out of my head.
What is your favorite class at InsideOut Yoga?
The one I can get to! Lol! Lately that's Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
How has the practice of yoga influenced your life?
It has helped me become more accepting of myself and by extension others. It helps me be patient, a necessity as a parent. And it helped me in child birth. I breathed like a pro! It has also helped me allow myself to be weak or sick or sad without judgement. I am. Just me.
What advice would you have for a beginning yoga student?
Just go! Even if you don't love it right away, try it for a while. Try different classes, different teachers. You'll find your fit. There's a class for everyone.
What is your occupation?
Full time domestic engineer. Hahaha! And part time yoga teacher.
What activities do you enjoy?
Yoga, reading, arts and crafts. And music! And any of the above outside in the sun is the best!
What is your favorite thing about living in the Northern Neck or Middle Peninsula?
I'm very rooted here in Middlesex. My family has been here for generations. I feel such a connection to the land. This is home! And it just happens to be beautiful and safe.
Is there anything you want to add?
Over the years, my practice has shifted and evolved and continues to do so. The journey in itself is a practice. So I guess what I'm saying is some days it's ok to stand on your head, tied in a knot. But some days, just breathe!
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
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