What are your MUST HAVES in your carry-on when you're about to leave town on a big jet plane? I totally have this down with all the travel I’ve been doing in the past year. My non-negotiables: peppermint oil (so refreshing), my iPad stocked with books/music/inspiration, my Moleskine notebook and my SmartWool socks (I get cold!)
What is your favorite thing to do when you need some creative inspiration? Explore a new place. Take a new class. Unplug.
What’s your best piece of advice for our younger generation when it comes to following your passion? Follow your passion but commit to doing the work. I’ve been teaching for over ten years and it hasn’t always been easy, but absolutely worth it. You have to do the work you are teaching on yourself whether that’s studying, practicing, playing, etc. And definitely checking your ego. It’s about your students, not about you when it comes to the practice space.
Favorite yoga pose for chillin’ out? Viparita Karani all the way. Love pigeon too.
What’s the most recent inspirational book that you’ve read? Anything by Byron Katie. And my yoga go-to is “Bringing Yoga to Life” by Donna Farhi
Do you have a nightly ritual that helps clear your mind for a restful sleep, creating a productive day to follow? Honestly, no! I’m usually so wiped from the day that curling up with my man and our pup with tea or a glass of wine is the perfect end of the day for me.
Xoxoxo Mary Beth