The Magnanimous Stacy Hines is our Teacher of the Month for June. We could not be more fortunate to have this bundle of joy here at the studio. Stacy is a forever student who is immensely dedicated to her personal practice. She is a graduate of the Asheville Community Yoga teacher training. She is precise in her teachings and her playlists set an amazing tone for her classes. She couldn’t be more helpful; she started out as a parking volunteer, comes early to greet students, stays late to help clean up, and has even jumped in and subbed a warm class wearing skinny jeans once. Thanks for all that you do Stacy and for sharing your infectious laughter with us!! Here is some information about this fabulous woman:
What was the experience with yoga that got you hooked? I can’t really remember one specific experience that got me hooked, I just always loved it and one day decided to do more of it.
What inspires you to continue yoga? Yoga keeps me grounded, focused and intentional on and off the mat, just to name a few things, and is plenty of inspiration to continue with my practice.
What is your favorite pose? Currently, Happy Baby is my favorite pose.
What is your most challenging pose? King Dancer is my most challenging pose at the moment.
What is your favorite time/place to practice? I love taking Michael’s warm vinyasas after work, but I love practicing on my porch whenever its nice outside.
How has yoga changed your life? Yoga has helped me to learn to focus, even on tasks that aren’t appealing, as well as have more control over my own health, physical and emotional.
Do you have a favorite yoga book or video? I had a Rodney Yee VHS tape growing up… I’m pretty sure it’s still on my parents’ book shelf somewhere despite the fact that we don’t have a VHS player anymore..
What are 3 words you would use to describe yourself? Affectionate, dynamic and social.
Is there a recurring theme that runs through your yoga practice? Nothing is permanent and I am so blessed with the life that I live.
If you could just share one practice that has helped you the most, what would it be? To focus on breathing on and off the mat.
What is your current or all-time favorite song or artist for a yoga playlist? Conversations Between, Polish Ambassador (right when things are getting tough, like Warrior III or Half Moon). But I absolutely love anything Beautiful Choir at the end of my practice.
What is your mantra? Om Mani Padme Hung
Do you have a passion other than yoga you’d like to share about? I am passionate about the community we are building through our yoga practice.
How did you find Asheville Community Yoga? Years ago, during college, I found a flyer somewhere that said, “Don’t have health insurance? Come do yoga at Asheville Community Yoga.” Or something along those lines. That was back when it was located off of Merrimon.
Do you have a spirit animal? If so, what is it? I have 3 spirit animals, a moth, a squirrel, and a dolphin.
What’s your most embarrassing moment in a yoga class? Hahahahaa, I don’t think I’ll share it… It was embarrassing!!
We love you Stacy 🙂