Today we’re chatting with the lovely Reba Gray from The Green Yogi Berkeley! Reba teaches there on Saturdays from 11AM-12:15PM. She’s also hosting a Yoga for Runners workshop on Sunday, April 23rd, 2016! Get to know her by checking out the Q&A below.
Where did you grow up?
What are your hobbies?
Hiking, diving, motorcycling, and…wait for it, wait for it…YOGA!
How did you get started with yoga?
I kept walking by this heated power yoga studio in Boston. In the dead of winter it looked so cozy because the windows were fogged up with condensation. When they would open the glass door, sweaty people would flood out in a cloud of steam. Like rock stars. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of that?
What pose was most challenging for you to learn?
Warrior I. Still. And wheel.
What inspires you?
Witnessing transformation in myself and others, conversations with loved ones, nature, meditating, music, teachers, my hubby.
What are your classes like? What’s your teaching style?
Before I started teaching, I did hands-on assisting. I still love assisting. Touch can be clearer than words. When students describe my classes they say: welcoming, sweaty, fun, gentle, balanced and meditative.
Do you have any inspiring stories/moments from your teaching or practice?
I’m constantly inspired by yoga communities; by seeing yogis get to know each other, breathe together, support each other. Recently, me and the whole class signed a birthday card for a student on his 82nd birthday, and two years ago, he came to class not knowing anyone.