Featch-ah Teach-ah: Colleen Butaney

Where are you from and how long have you been in Boston?
I am originally from Buffalo, NY but have lived all over the US including Ithaca NY, Santa Cruz CA, Miami FL, NYC, and Boston. It will be 10 years this coming September that I have lived here.

What was your first yoga class like?
I loved it. It was at the Himalayan Institute in Buffalo NY back in 1996. It was incredibly relaxing. I remember really loving child's pose.

What’s your favorite pose to teach?
Warrior 2 (Virabhadrasana II).

As a practitioner, what pose makes you cringe?
Bakasana (Crow Pose) Advanced Variations.

Where can we find you when you’re off your mat?
Hanging out with my family: My 2 year old daughter Aria Star, My Husband RJ, and our dog, Bodhi. You may also find me in my home studio - practicing the guitar or harmonium, writing & singing music, or prepping for the classes I teach.

What’s your favorite or the most random song on your class playlist right now?
Teyata (Shamans Dream Remix) by Deva Premal.

Catch Colleen Thursdays at 2 p.m. for Mom & Baby Yoga!