Many of us at Zoe & Morgan love yoga as a way to find balance and a sense of calm. As we've recently been in lockdown, yoga has been a useful tool to help the stress around uncertainty. Tell us a little bit about your journey with yoga and how you became certified?
I started practicing yoga 11 years ago because I had trouble sleeping. I was diagnosed with attention deficit disorder as a child and by that time it was really starting to affect my sleep. I couldn’t stop my mind from racing at night.
A yoga studio opened a few blocks away from my Brooklyn apartment, so after a sleepless night I decided to give it a try. After the first 20 minutes of class I was ready to sleep. I started going regularly and my sleep improved dramatically. I gained better control and awareness of my thoughts. Not to mention, my body changed for the better, too.
Yoga gives you a heightened awareness of the present moment. This helped me to release my worries over the past or future, and also the want to control it. This is out of your control so why are you stressing yourself out?! Bringing this sense of calm and positivity to any situation only makes it better. This clarity has improved my life in so many ways. When I practice regularly, I become more clear-minded and present in my everyday actions.
I hope to share this knowledge and practice with others, doing my part to help make this world a better place.
Five years ago, I did my 200-hour yoga teacher training at Yoga Works in NYC. I had been going to that studio for a few years and loved their method of teaching. It was a life changing month and I highly recommend everyone to do a teacher training even if you don’t want to be a teacher. The philosophy, history and anatomy lessons learned have been the greatest gift to my life.
I have been busy with my modeling and acting career, so I haven’t had the time to take the additional 300-hour course. Now that things have slowed down due to COVID, I’m looking forward to completing those additional hours this Spring.