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September 24, 2015

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9 Questions With Toronto Yogini Audrey Gentile


​W​hat drew you to wellness? 
 
Initially I was drawn to yoga in search of a non-competitive solution to fitness. I was in my early twenties without a care in the world and with no expectations for a spiritual connection. Boy, was I ever in for a surprise!
 
When did you start teaching yoga? 
At the end of 2009 
 
Tell us a bit about your yoga offerings? 
I want my classes to be a safe place for students to observe and explore what yoga means to them. To be responsible and ​feel ​confident in their practice.
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I'm really into pulse driven movements that present themselves instinctively. There's intelligence to a moving breathing body, it should lead the practice​. I'm just the space creator for it to happen.​ www.audreygentile.com
 
1. What's your favorite way to move in your body (sweat)?
​Aside from my obvious love for Vinyasa yoga, I'm really into the FORME Fitness method these days. It combines resistance training and metabolic intervals. It complements my yoga perfectly. 
 
2. Do you have a daily wellness ritual? 
Yes. Simple mostly Ayurvedic inspired practices. Lemon water as my first drink, pranayama to clear my respiratory system, oiling and caring for my skin happen every day for me. 
 
3. What's essential to your practice?
Rituals actually​. Discipline did not come naturally for me. I'm ADD with a strong inclination to have fun. Consistency in my practice is what keeps it alive. It's not always intense, but it's always there.
 
4. How do you start your day?
​As much as possible, I try to start my days slowly. I'll get up earlier than necessary for what's important, decide what to say yes and no to, and therefore prioritize better. That extra awaken yet calm hour creates more balance in my day.
 
5. Whats your favorite Zen Nomad piece and why?
​The black baggy pants the lovely designer gifted me with ;) (Barcelona Pants)

 
6. What's your dream destination/next rip?
​I'm hosting a yoga retreat in Umbria Italy in 2016 and it'll be dreamy. 

 
7.What's on your movement/ getting into your space playlist?
I'll be playing Sade until someone stops me! Now if only she could come up with a new album. ​
 
8.What's your secret to staying balanced?
No secret really, it's about self-study and dedication. Balance is a moving, breathing animal with a personality disorder. Its demands constantly change and you need to choose it again and again. 
9. What are you most grateful for? 
Living the life I designed for myself and loving every little bit of it.

Sonja den Elzen
Sonja den Elzen

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Sonja is a designer, yogi and lover of nature, always in the constant transformation of living the connected life.



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