It's hard to imagine our Yoga Vie community without Neona. Her compassion shines through with every movement on her mat, and the twinkle in her eye keeps us on our toes! We love her sweet and sassy personality, and our yoga community is so lucky to have her as one of our yogi tribe.
Even with the demands of a busy job, Neona makes sure to take time for her practice and her enthusiasm for yoga and its benefits shows!
We recently sat down with Neona to chat about her yoga journey, and the role yoga plays in her life. Here is what she had to say:
How would you describe yourself as a yogi?:
Faulty but committed for life. Yoga makes me a better person in every way. More tolerant, more compassionate, more willing.
How did you find yoga? What was the inspiration?:
I have done yoga off and on since college but I often found it boring and slow. I am a high energy person by nature. Then one day I watched a flow class at the YMCA and the rest is history. I was hooked. After 6 years however, I realize the value of slow and fast. That slow does not always mean easy and fast does not always mean strong. Yoga is so much bigger than I could every grasp so now I just enjoy the ride.
Describe an interesting fact about yourself:
My laugh is really loud.
If you were a yoga pose, which one would you be?:
Dancer's pose (Natarajasana).
What is your FAVORITE yoga pose? Why?:
Pigeon pose (Eka Pada Rajakapotasana). I love the feeling of sinking into my hips.
How does your practice fit into your everyday life?:
I am lucky because I am the director at my job so no one says anything when they walk by my office and see me in a yoga pose ;) I have really been enjoying my yoga support group with Rachelle. I may not have the best daily practice but I definitely have one.
What's your favorite aspect of Yoga Vie?:
The good friends and wonderful yoga community. It's the best.
What advice would you offer to a yoga novice?:
Don't look at anybody else, and if you do, don't compare . If you start to compare, change your thoughts to honor. Honor their practice and then honor your own. Everyone can do yoga and everyone is unique. Always offer your last yoga breath of class to your teacher. Yoga teachers are special souls. The make themselves vulnerable by opening their hearts to us every class they teach. They are amazing and I love each and every one of them. (awww... we love you too Neona!!)