Face Behind the Desk: Gabby Jockers

gabby_copyWhat do you do when not the friendly face behind the desk?
Besides doing yoga at CCY? Probably thinking about or planning my next travels, I have serious wanderlust and love to explore the world we live in.

Where are you from and what brought you to Boston?
I grew up in sunny Florida and moved to Boston for college. Yes, I moved up to this snowy place on purpose. I love having 4 seasons and in Florida you don't get anything close to the gorgeous Fall we have up here.

Fun fact about you?
I'm working on a yoga-themed, body positive coloring book with my sister, an artist. I'm not actually an artist but I really like to draw people!

Latest Yoga breakthrough?
The latest stride I've made in my yoga practice is being able to accept when I need to rest or modify instead of pushing myself to do everything in a fast or challenging vinyasa class. Doing everything is fun and rewarding, but recovering quickly from injury is even better. I have the rest of my life to do fun yoga stuff. That was a big mental shift for me.

Insiders tip?
Keep an eye on the workshops that come to the studio, some of them are really incredible! The Restful & Reiki workshop happens nearly every month and every time it ends I wish it could continue for another 2 hours. I'm also a huge fan of Matt Giordano, who will be back this summer, and Lara Heimann, who I'm crossing my fingers will be back for the third year in a row.

What has been the most rewarding aspect of being behind the desk?
Being part of the wonderful CCY community and meeting wonderful people in other work studies, teachers, and students.