Manhattan Beach Yogi of the Month: Kevin Dawson

A huge congratulations to Kevin Dawson, our February Yogi of the Month here in Manhattan Beach! January 24th was the one year anniversary of Kevin’s first class here, so he obviously CRUSHED 2014 and is already starting 2015 off strong. Way to go, Kevin!

the green yogi yogi of the month

Thanks so much for being a part of the Green Yogi family, Kevin!

OCCUPATION:

Basketball Coach at Mira Costa High School

NICKNAME:

Daws 

FUN FACT ABOUT YOU:

I am first Generation American. My Dad is from Jamaica and my mom is Irish/Filipina by way of the Philippines.

WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE INSTRUCTOR AND WHY?

Wendy G! She focuses attention on small subtleties of movement that have made big differences in my practice over time.

WHAT IS YOUR INTENTION FOR YOUR YOGA PRACTICE?

Learn, grow, enjoy. 

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE YOGA POSE?

Tripod Headstand

WHAT SONG SHOULD BE ON EVERY YOGA PLAYLIST? Window Seat – Erykah Badu

WHAT INSPIRES YOU? Seeing improvement in others around me and myself.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN PRACTICING AND HOW HAS YOGA IMPROVED YOUR LIFE?

I have been practicing yoga for almost two years, but consistently for one year. Yoga has helped me get over lingering injuries in my back and body imbalances from playing college basketball. My hips and shoulders are opening up more than I ever thought was possible, my core strength has increased, and my posture has improved. The meditation aspect of yoga, focusing on my breath and thoughts, has helped me be more focused and grounded in the present moment and in my day-to-day life.

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