Feach-a Teach-a: Cameron Ciccone

Where are you from and how long have you been in Boston?Scorpion-crop
I grew up in Franconia, NH but split my time between the mountains and the ocean! I have been living in the Boston area for about 5 years now.

What was your first yoga class like?
Amazing but frustrating! I believe it was a Vinyasa class and I felt challenged in a way that let me connect and tap into an introspective experience! Honestly I had similar feelings of the flow state I've experienced skiing deep snow or riding my bike through the woods. It was addicting!

What’s your favorite pose to teach?
Humble Warrior! The pose is both active and passive. Asana teaches us about isolation through mindful movement. These poses can both be active and passive at the same time in different parts of the body.

As a practitioner, what pose makes you cringe?
Wheel Pose! (Urdva Dhanurasana) Nah I am good!!!!!!!

Where can we find you when you’re off your mat?
I love to get outside in the mountains or on the ocean! I spend much of my free time riding my mountain bike, climbing mountains to ski in the winter months, swimming, paddle boarding, surfing, and climbing up rocks! I love connecting to nature, experiencing everything it has to offer. That connection inspires and motivates me to be the best version of myself. I need it like I need Yoga and in many ways it is all part of my daily Yoga practice.

What’s your favorite or the most random song on your class playlist right now?
Ahhhhhhhh! That is a hard question. Some artists I have been incorporating into classes are East Forest, Trevor Hall, Wildlight, M83. I listen to Alan Watts often and artists are integrating his talks with sound! I am all about the messages in the music so I try my best to invite the conscious music movement.