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Zoe Joins the Team!

YogaEugene

Where are you from?
I was born and raised in Eugene!

Coffee or tea? What type/brew?
I love tea and tea lattes! You might find me drinking tea at Townsends reading, writing or chatting with a friend 🙂

What do you do for fun (besides yoga)?
I love to dance, swim, hike, and ride my bike!

What is one of your favorite books and why?
The Four Agreements is an incredible book I would recommend to everyone! The book talks about making agreements with yourself to ensure happiness and peace. The content is simple yet incredibly deep and relatable. The book is full of epiphanies.

What is the craziest job you’ve had?
Probably filing paperwork at my dad’s auto mechanic shop.

Where do you draw inspiration?
Right now I am feeling very inspired by my time living in an intentional community at a retreat center in the jungle of Hawaii. I am inspired by the nice weather and striving to spend time close to the earth, eating fresh whole foods as much as possible and finding the simplicity in life.

What is your idea of a perfect weekend?
Yoga in the morning, swimming in the sunshine, eating yummy snacks in the grass surrounded by lovely friends!

Three songs you love:
The Moon and Sun by Trevor Hall
Opening by Wah
Boomerang by Jidenna

Favorite yoga posture?
Urdhva Dhanurasana (upward facing bow pose)

Why do you practice and teach yoga?
I started practicing yoga because it made me feel amazing. I completed a 200 hour training because I was wanting to deepen my personal practice. I was encouraged to start teaching right away and quickly found that holding space for others to breath and move and find peace was inspiring and rewarding. I have found yoga to be preventative medicine for the mind body and soul, and because it is a practice there is always more to learn and room for growth!
Mahalo!!