YOGI OF THE MONTH

February 2018 - Amy Maloney (pictured with her husband, Jason and their son, Liam)

Amy, Jason & Liam Maloney.JPG

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

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