Meet a Yogi

Meet a yogi is an interview series. 12 Questions answered by yogis from around the world.

Get inspired by their stories and journey. The diverse faces of yoga from around the world.

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1 How old were you when you took your first yoga lesson? 24 2 What is your prefered yoga style? Vinyasa & restorative (please don’t make me choose!) 3 Who is your yoga crush? Adriene Mishler (@adrienelouise) for so so many reasons! 4 What is your all-time favourite yoga pose? Humble warrior (baddha virabhadrasana) 5 What obstacles has yoga helped you overcome? A lot of obstacles, but the most important one is that before a regular practice I was the most impatient person I know… Yoga has helped me slow down, take my time and enjoy the journey instead of merely racing to the destination 6 What is your favourite quote? An arrow can only be shot forward by pulling it backward. So when you feel life is dragging you back, it means it’s going to launch you forward in to something great. Just focus and keep aiming. 7 What is your favourite time to practise yoga? Really any time I can make it to my mat, I always have one rolled out. I try to step on every morning before anything else, but I will also get on in the middle of the day to shake of the day so far. And bed time yoga… come on, it’s amazing 😀 8 What is your favourite yoga Instagram page? @adrienelouise shares my favorite spot with @lizzie.lasater Her combination of beautiful pictures, inspirational texts and humor is great 9 What was your most powerful yoga moment? The first time after 4 years with 5 wrist surgeries I was able to hold a pain free side plank. We weren’t sure if I’d ever get there again, but yoga was the perfect path for me to find my strength and regular practice made it happen. I was so happy I cried and send messages and pictures to my surgeon and yoga-teacher 😀 10 What’s your hidden talent? I don’t have that much hidden! But I’m a pretty good gamer 😀 11 What was the last gift you gave yourself? Milk and Honey by @rupikaur 12 Do you have a favourite yoga  accessory (mat, clothing line) or book? My @mandukayoga pro lite.The Art of Attention by @jagoyoga and @elenabrower Follow Biddy on @yogavayunl Current Location: Delft Favourite Yoga School in Delft: @womanhoodstudio

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1 How old were you when you took your first yoga lesson? I was 12 years old at a Theatre Camp…We practiced Surya Namaskar daily… 2 What is your preferred yoga style? Well, I had a 10 year long love affair with Bikram Yoga… But now I'm in a committed long term relationship with Vinyasa Flow. 3 Who is your yoga crush? Currently, I am crushing on Eric Jago (and her new book ANGELUS) @jagoyoga 4 What is your all-time favourite yoga pose? Natarajasana, or Lord of the Dance Pose. 5 What obstacles has yoga helped you overcome? Perfection… There's no perfect; just a practice. 6 What is your favourite quote? “Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?” -Frida Kahlo 7 What is your favourite time to practise yoga? Pre-children, early morning or late afternoon. Post-children, any chance I get. 8 What is your favourite yoga Instagram page? Anything inspiring and real. I'm a lush for the arts. I'm over all that other fake 'stuff'. 9 What was your most powerful yoga moment? Anytime (and there's been many) the tears flow (mine or someone else's)… Yoga is powerful shit!!! 10 What’s your hidden talent? I don't hide much… But a talent that's been buried or hidden for way too long… Painting/Drawing. 11 What was the last gift you gave yourself? The book Art of Attention by Elena Brower 12 Do you have a favourite yoga accessory (mat, clothing line) or book? My Mala necklace. It was made by my soul-sister and best friend, I never practice without it. Follow Maggie on @MaggieBijl Current Location: The Netherlands Favourite Yoga School(s) in Delft/The Hague: @Delight @Yogaseads @Womanhood @UptoYou

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