What to expect in a class with Hope
Come to class with an open mind to play and challenge yourself! Leave your ego at the door. We must learn to become patient and not criticize ourselves, and instead allow ourselves to become humbled to challenge. We will enjoy energizing and creative sequences to cultivate strength, balance, and flexibility, and most importantly: mindfulness. Find peace and strength within yourself as a person through a centering and strengthening yoga practice.
Hope is a young yogi/artist/college student who has been practicing yoga for more than six years. Originally from Los Angeles, California, she and her family moved here about six years ago, and she has found serenity in a simple and rural life. Hope is currently a sophomore at Colby-Sawyer College where she is studying printmaking and studio art. She graduated from her 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher program focused on traditional Ashtanga yoga last year at Living Yoga in Concord, NH. Her teaching style reflects the power and integrity of an Ashtanga yoga practice, the fluidity of a vinyasa flow, and the playfulness and self-exploration of a young and creative yogi. She is also a Reiki practitioner, and believes in the power of holistic healing and therapy. She hopes to share some of that self-healing with every student in her classes through yoga and mindfulness.
We asked Hope
Why do you practice yoga?
Yoga is my sanity and therapy. I suffered from anxiety and multiple back injuries when I was younger, and yoga is the only thing that I have found to continually balance and heal my body and mind. I don’t know what I would do without it! It is a spiritual practice of self-transformation for me that urges me to improve myself and my physical and spiritual health.
What fuels you?
Yoga, art, love, gratitude, happiness, friendship, oneness, and peace. Just the profound fact that we are alive on this beautiful planet and able to experience one another is amazing enough to appreciate every moment of life! And especially love each other! Oh, the power of love.
Hope’s favorite piece of wisdom:
“All negativity is caused by an accumulation of psychological time and denial of the present. Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry – all forms of fear – are caused by too much future, and not enough presence. Guilt, regret, resentment, grievances, sadness, bitterness, and all forms of non-forgiveness are caused by too much past, and not enough presence.” – Eckhart Tolle