September 18, 2019 - Meet Gilly, our salty yoga teacher, and her salty dog, Flash!
I had a chance to talk to our yoga instructor, Gilly, about her transition into yoga. Her reason behind her motivation is very interestinga and inspiring! And you get to meet, Flash, her new dog!
You made the change late in life to yoga. What was your inspiration?
Gilly: I quit drinking 7 years ago and that inspired me to embark on an overall healthier lifestyle. Yoga is fantastic for recovery (I could go on and on here!). It has also given me access to a wonderful new community. I am constantly surrounded by inspiration now!
When confronted with a challenge, how do you handle it?
Gilly: We are always growing and rediscovering parts of ourselves. It is important to take a challenge and view it from multiple perspectives. The right path will eventually come to you.
If you could give one piece of advice to new yogis, what would it be?
Do not be afraid to be a beginner. Everyone was a beginner at one point. Just be where you are and grow at your own pace. It is an amazing journey but there is no destination.
If you were not you, who would you be?
Gilly: But I am me, everyone else is taken!
You recently got an adorable beagle dog. What is the best lesson that you have learned from Flash?
Gilly: He is a rescue beagle so he spent the first 2 years of his life in a veterinarian school for research. I love watching him see things for the first time, like when he first went to the beach. We should all look at things as a new experience. You appreciate life more.
Gilly teaches Yoga Flow, a class designed to take in your level of expertise, on Monday nights at 6:15 p.m. and she is available for private group classes. Stay Salty, Arianne