REAL PEOPLE ROCK: the enrica in Brooklyn edition.
"Yoga is not something I do, but I live."
This quote is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the insight gorgeous Enrica has shared with us below. While I have the pleasure of working with her fantastic husband, Jake,
every time I get to hang out with Enrica, her happy positivity and energy is contagious. Lucky for the rest of the world, she’s sharing all that energy through teaching yoga. I’m hoping to put together a Move Your Booty Sweat Club yoga class ASAP with her at the helm. Read on about her journey into yoga and fitness and you’ll see why! Keep up the amazing work, Enrica!
1. Where do you live?
Bed-Stuy. Brooklyn. New York.
2. What’s your favorite way to Move Your Booty/workout/sweat?
Yoga. Dancing. (Power) Walking.
3. What motivates you to move your booty?
My family. My beloved. Mother Nature. Feeling empowered + free!
4. What’s your greatest MYB accomplishment so far?
Becoming a certified yoga teacher this year!
5. What’s your current MYB goal?
Practice yoga (in some form) everyday + to teach teach teach any chance I get! Also to expand my knowledge of Ayurveda, the science of life, a 5,000-year-old traditional holistic system of well-being from India.
6. What’s your favorite workout song/MYBjam?
Always: Bruce Springsteen, Currently: Florence + the Machine, Sanskrit: Jai Uttal, Krishna Das + DJ Drez
7. Whats the one piece of workout clothing, equipment or accessory you couldn’t live without?
Mexican/Yoga blankets. I always use one when practicing and I have built quite a collection of them.
8. If you could share one workout secret with the world, what would it be?
My teacher, Dana Flynn, Co-owner of Laughing Lotus in NYC, always says “Move Like Yourself.” I love that! Just do what feels best to you. Listen to your body.
One important yoga trick I love is: Always lift into an inversion, like Handstand (Salamba Sarvangasana), on an Exhale. Breathe completely out and then lift up. You will be that more light and it will help to find your balance.
9.What’s your workout style? Aka SWEATstyle. What kind of look do you rock?
Color, prints + barefeet.
10. How does your fitness life spill over and affect the rest of your life?
Yoga is not something I do, but I live. Every morning, the first thing I do is step on to my mat and start to move. Sometimes it is just one Downward Facing Dog, other times I give myself an hour sadhana (personal practice). Even when I cook and eat, I practice; At my desk, I am conscious of my breath. To practice yoga is to sign on to a healthy lifestyle. It is to consider everything you do and do it with care, love, and intention.
11. What made you want to become a yoga teacher? How has yoga changed your life?
Yoga not only changes lives, It saves them! I am so in love with this practice. It inspires me everyday that I felt I needed to expand my knowledge and deepen my practice so that I could share what I love with others.
PS - If you’re interested in a private yoga session with Enrica, email email@example.com to get connected!
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