She’s an attorney who does death penalty appeals and the co-founder/co-director of TeachPeace Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to broadening access to yoga to individuals with limited finances or other restrictive circumstances. I’m going to go out on a limb here in saying she’s intense. Yet I could literally hear this girl smiling while she’s teaching, I’ve never experienced this before!!! Why is she so happy and how do I get what she’s on?
It was a really well executed vinyasa flow on a rainy Monday evening, my favvy on both counts. I’m not sure how long she’s been teaching but I’m going to guess she jumps learning curves like a mo fo. I mean she made it through law school which I’ve heard brings people to near suicide. She’s tough, you can feel that she has high expectations for herself but somehow she’s found a softness as well; both translate in her class. The flow sequence was solid with some interesting tidbits I hadn’t known before. If I can take one new bit of information from class I’ve taken a lot and I believe I took two or three from this class; that’s almost unheard of!! I’m guessing her levity comes from the fact that she’s doing the work. I know I’m talking yoga studio talk here but if you’ve been in yoga for a while you know what that means. I mean she’s taking the time for her own yoga practice and self-reflection to dig deep for personal transformation. It’s with those tools that she returns to teaching and is able to then elevate the class to a higher level of consciousness. She gives some spiritual guidance and guidelines during class as well. They’re not cookie cutter stuff she’s pulled out of a self-help book. They’re things she’s discovered along the path and you’re ever so grateful to hear what you’re doing there elucidated in such a way.
Adriana commands a room and gives you a complete class; you’ll catch me in there again soaking up every minute.
Written by Kristen Carla Blogger/Acupuncture Physician www.facebook.com/kristencarla
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