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Feach-a Teach-a: Elizabeth Heller

ElizabethheadshotWhere are you from and how long have you been in Boston?
I was born in California and lived in Illinois, Louisiana, Florida, and Georgia growing up!

What was your first yoga class like?
Heaven! I felt so calm and energized at the same time!

What’s your favorite pose to teach?
Downward dog with feet up on the wall! (kids LOVE this one!)

As a practitioner, what pose makes you cringe?
Warrior I — my body always screams oh no! And then I breathe and do what I can in that moment!

Where can we find you when you’re off your mat?
Reading kid’s book, at my son’s lacrosse games, and anywhere outside (especially when it snows!)

What’s your favorite or the most random song on your class playlist right now?
The Beatles — All You Need is LOVE!

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FEACH-A TEACH-A: EMILY PETERSON

crop emily blueWhere are you from and how long have you been in Boston?
I am from Westlake Village California - I've been in Boston for going on 11 years.

What was your first yoga class like?
I started yoga at home with videotapes - I did it that way for a long time. My first class was a mess. It was hot yoga - I wasn't prepared at all. I was sweating all over the place, sliding all over the place and fell and knocked over my friend. I almost didn't go back :)

What’s your favorite pose to teach?
My favorite pose to teach is bananasana as it's arguably my favorite to do. Helps so much with my chronic back pain.

As a practitioner, what pose makes you cringe?
Sirsasana (headstand).

Where can we find you when you’re off your mat?
If it's at all nice out, when I'm off the mat I am at Jamaica Pond. Come visit!!!

What’s your favorite or the most random song on your class playlist right now?
I don't play music in yin class.

What is sassy reiki?
Sassy reiki is me dancing around the studio waving my arms sending everyone energy :) Basically it's me being a goofball :)

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FEACH-A TEACH-A: SARA BIONDELLO


FullSizeRender_(1)_copyWhere are you from and how long have you been in Boston?

I’m from kind of all over but mostly Connecticut, and I’ve been in Boston full-time for the past two years. New England has always felt like home to me, so it’s a pretty good fit.

What was your first yoga class like?
I was dragged to my first class against my will! It was a giant, two-floor community class in New York and I was wildly intimidated, but I survived, and I never expected to step foot in a studio again. It wasn’t until years later that I decided to revisit vinyasa and it was love at first asana.

What’s your favorite pose to teach?
There’s something really special about seeing someone conquer a fear and find lift-off in crow for the first time.

As a practitioner, what pose makes you cringe?
Bow (dhanurasana). Nope, just nope! I’ll do it, but I won’t be happy about it. For now I’m hoping to find some peace in it.

Where can we find you when you’re off your mat?
I have a touch of the wanderlust, so I’m usually plotting the next trip. When I’m home I’m in my kitchen; it may be tiny but I make the most of it! Cooking real, nourishing meals is my way of showing love, both to others and myself.

What’s your favorite or the most random song on your class playlist right now?
I’m currently obsessed with Rising Water by James Vincent McMorrow and Friends by Francis and the Lights featuring Bon Iver and Kanye West, a wonderfully random collaboration!

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