LYW: What initially brought you to a yoga practice? How long have you been practicing?
Joanne: I had been curious about yoga for several years, and took a few classes at Sivananda in the Marina, however the idea of driving in a car after a peaceful yoga class rankled with me. I got very interested, however, when Peter planned to teach at LiveYoga Wellness. I started regular practice when Peter began teaching, and resumed when he re-started his class. I guess that has been about 3 years now.
LYW: What brought you to LYW? And what keeps you here? How often do you practice?
Joanne: I am often at the Holy Nativity site. I live a few blocks away, and for 10 years I’ve coordinated the gardens at Holy Nativity. (For those who might not know, the Gardens are run by volunteers and grow food for needy families via LAX Food Pantry.) Yoga has simply become one more thing I do at the campus. I attend the weekly Community class on Wednesdays, and I have it in my calendar as an appointment with me. I’m fairly protective of that space in my life.
LYW: Are there any observations/comments/antidote
LYW: Please share with us the benefits you receive from your yoga practice.