Green Yogi of the Month, Berkeley: Tabetha Peavey!

We are so excited to honor Tabetha Peavey as our Manduka Sponsored Yogi of the month for March! Tabetha has been with us at The Green Yogi since we first opened, and she has taken over 100 classes! She inspires everyone in the Green Yogi Tribe with her calm demeanor and warm smile. We are honored to have you in our yoga family, Tabetha!

Congratulations, Tabetha!

Congratulations, Tabetha!

OCCUPATION: Law Student at UC Berkeley

FUN FACT ABOUT ME: When I was 12, I taught Mark McGrath how to operate a jet ski. I wasn’t a fan of his music and I could tell he was bummed.

WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE INSTRUCTOR AND WHY? 

This is a difficult question because all the instructors have their own strengths that make each of their classes so distinctly enjoyable. But, my favorite instructor would have to be Megan Spencer King. Besides her incredible effervescence, I find Megan’s classes really fun because of how nuanced and thoughtful she pushes me to be about where my body is, what it’s doing, and what it can do.

WHAT IS YOUR INTENTION FOR YOUR YOGA PRACTICE?

To move. When I’m not at The Green Yogi I’m usually sitting in a classroom or at a desk in the library. Yoga gives me the time to connect with and enjoy my body. When I’m overwhelmed with work, school, or family, yoga helps remind me how, under just about everything else, I am so lucky to have a moving, healthy body. And that reminder always feels huge.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE YOGA POSE?

I like chair pose, but only because we’re always being asked to smile when we’re in it. It seems silly, but it really does help.

WHAT SONG SHOULD BE ON EVERY YOGA PLAYLIST?

Pretty Thoughts by Alina Baraz & Galimatias

WHAT INSPIRES YOU? 

I’m inspired by strong women. And to me that means being inspired by virtually all women. Women are all so strong and it’s a wonderful thing to celebrate.

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

I’ve been practicing for about 2.5 years. My body has changed a lot but the biggest change has been learning that my limbs will absolutely hold me up. I’m no longer afraid of trying things and testing my strength. This new confidence makes practicing so much more fun and reminiscent of being a little kid again. This adds a ton of joy and personal satisfaction to my life.

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