9 Questions With Toronto Yogini Audrey Gentile
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!
At the end of 2009
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.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
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.
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.
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.
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.
The black baggy pants the lovely designer gifted me with ;) (Barcelona Pants)
I'm hosting a yoga retreat in Umbria Italy in 2016 and it'll be dreamy.
I'll be playing Sade until someone stops me! Now if only she could come up with a new album.
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.
Living the life I designed for myself and loving every little bit of it.
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