Ali

Teacher / Student

Why do you love the Modo community?

The Modo community has something kinda magical going on. Walking through the doors is a little like coming home to yourself. It’s a feeling where you’re supported to engage with all the sweaty, friendly people around you, but you’re also encouraged to reconnect with yourself in a pretty intimate way. The hot room is where I meet myself where I am, take inventory of my thoughts, feelings and their physical manifestations. It is beyond welcoming, and with such a positive environment, I think it models how we ought to treat ourselves. Oh, and the heat. It all feels like one big hug.

Why do you teach?

Because I stumbled upon this whole yoga thing when I was pretty lost, and every time I feel lost again, it’s my compass. The beauty of it all, is that in search of something to fix me, I learned that I don’t need fixing at all (rewired, sure). I teach because everybody deserves to know they are already whole. And I teach to remind myself that I am, because dang, sometimes that’s hard.

What yoga certifications do you have?

RYT-200

If you were an animal, what would it be?

A friendly dinosaur?

You have one day completely to yourself in Columbus.  What do you do?

Stauf’s, Modo, half-priced books, power walk, a massage, go to Woodland’s for a show … Graeters.

What’s your favorite yoga pose and why?

Savasana; it’s when my thoughts finally slow down and I’m so relaxed I forget to attach to them. Especially in the hot room, Savasana feels like a dream.

You can only eat at one Columbus restaurant for the rest of your life.  What is it?

If it was somehow free, Northstar Cafe.