Where​ ​are​ ​you​ ​from​ ​and​ ​how​ ​long​ ​have​ ​you​ ​been​ ​in​ ​Boston? joanna compass
I'm from Westford, MA. After college we lived out in the western part of the state for a little while (the Connecticut River was just behind a line of trees in a farm field behind our home!), but eventually wondered how city living might be. I'd grown up visiting my Nana in Brookline, so Boston had a natural draw and here we are! Been here since 2014.


What​ ​was​ ​your​ ​first​ ​yoga​ ​class​ ​like?

While at school at NYU's Tisch, I lived right in Union Square in NYC. I wandered into a Bikram yoga studio on 12th St one day, looking for a workout that would burn the most energy and ease my anxiety. I had no idea what Bikram meant or that I'd feel like I was melting. Even though that particular style of yoga never quite called to me, I remember feeling so much quieter after class, in the most soothing kind of way.


What’s​ ​your​ ​favorite​ ​pose​ ​to​ ​teach?

Hmm, I think this changes all the time. Maybe camel pose (ustrasana),heart growing light and shining light! Or child's pose (balasana), coming back to the earth.


As​ ​a​ ​practitioner,​ ​what​ ​pose​ ​makes​ ​you​ ​cringe? 

Hmm again. Garudasana/eagle pose is never what I want to hear a teacher say, but I don't know why. Something to explore, for sure.


Where​ ​can​ ​we​ ​find​ ​you​ ​when​ ​you’re​ ​off​ ​your​ ​mat?

 Biking, reading, writing, walking, hanging with my husband Trevor, hiking, rock climbing, oceaning. 


What’s your favorite or the most random song on your class playlist​ ​right​ ​now? 

 Look at the River by Ayla Nereo. So, so, so good!


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