By Ashley McGuirk
Every month Razz will be highlighting one of our amazing yoga instructors so that our community can grow closer to one another. This way our students can get a better idea of the instructor and the classes she/he offers on a weekly basis. Building a strong yoga community can be both beneficial to not only the students but to the business as well. The more we learn about one another the stronger our relationships become, resulting in a community full of love and support. For the month of February, we decided to highlight one of our community yogis who will be completing the Hatha Raja Yoga teacher training this year, meet Mary! Mary is a devoted yogi, mother and self-care advocate. She loves the community at Razz in addition to learning about the importance of breathing and meditation that yoga offers. Read more below!
1. Who are you and why did you decide to become a yoga teacher?
I am a someone who tries to live their best life. I am a mother of two, wife, daughter, sister and friend to many. I also have a job that I love and keeps me busy. I decided to take the yoga teacher training to deepen my practice and understand more about yoga.
2. When, where and which yoga teacher training did you complete?
I am currently in the Hatha Raja 200-hour teacher training at Razz. I chose this teacher training because I really feel at home and welcomed at Razz. I also love Beth MacMillan’s classes and was excited to be trained by her in the teacher training. I wanted to deepen my practice both mentally and physically. I will complete the program in May 2020.
3. Overall how would you describe your relationship with yoga?
I love yoga! It gives me time to clear my mind and focus. I am encouraged by how I have been able to progress in the poses. I have really enjoyed learning more about the breathing and meditation. Self-care is so important.
4. What do you want your students to take away from your class?
I don’t know if I will actually teach, but I may practice with friends. If I do teach, I would like my students to take away the same thing I take away, a sense of community and the good feeling you get from giving yourself time to do something for you.
5. (Just for fun!) What’s your favorite activity during the winter season?
Dreaming about the summer! Or curling up on the couch with my dog and a good book.
We hope you enjoyed reading this interview with one of our awesome community members. Wishing you a cozy winter season. Namaste.