Yogi of the Month: Sam Whyte

Name? Sam WhyteIMG_1214_copy1

Fun Fact? I can speak with a pretty convincing Scottish accent.

Favorite pose? Vrkasana (Tree pose). I think it's because it seems to have roots and wings.

When not on the mat? Walking my dog at the reservoir, hanging with my teenage daughters, looking for singing opportunities, discussing saving the planet with my husband.

How long have you been practicing? This month is my first year anniversary of regular practice.

Latest yoga break through? A particularly strong, lovely feeling chaturanga dandasana. The teacher called it "pristine."

How has yoga impacted your life? Yoga provides a path to move through physical challenges, which of course I can't do without addressing their emotional components. Practice is teaching me to listen to my body and honor myself wherever I am in the present moment. Yoga has also brought me to this amazing community that is CCY and continues to be a place of wisdom, generosity, love, laughter, and great compassion.