Community Interview #8: Sabrina
Meet Sabrina. Sober Yogi since December 2020. All the way in the UK, Sabrina loves the feeling she gets after every single class. Sabrina & Alex connected over Facebook and that’s where Alex invited her to join Sober Girls Yoga 30 Day Challenge. So far she’s completed 3 challenges with us and still going strong.
Sabrina enjoys classes like Mindful Barre, Pilates, Yin and Vinyasa Flow. As you all know this blog is a chance to get to know more of our lovely community, so I’d like to invite you all to enjoy this week’s start’s interview answers...
Hi Sabrina! Tell us a little bit about yourself! Who is Sabrina?
Sabrina: I’m from Scotland and live in Edinburgh. I love travel, nature, and deep conversations over a cup of tea. I work full time and when I’m able I like to host guests through air bnb. I have 2 sisters, 5 cheeky nephews and a wee havanese pup.
What inspired you to start practicing yoga?
Sabrina: I fell into yoga by happy accident, having joined my local studio for spin class. I kept seeing yogis floating out the studio looking so happy and chilled, and I thought ‘I need to give that a go!’ I was quickly hooked, that was 3 years ago and it has completely changed my life.
Have you ever had any experience with yoga before joining the MLPC?
Sabrina: I had lots of experience with yoga before joining the MLPC but very little experience of online classes. I was hesitatant to join during the pandemic as I love the energy of being in a studio, but I wish I had joined sooner. The classes are high vibe and it doesn’t feel like being online at all. The MLPC teachers are top quality, the timetable is varied and it is such a lovely community of people from all over the world.
What’s your connection to the MLPC?
Sabrina: I connected with Alex online after she invited me to join a 30 day challenge in December. That was 95 days ago and I have been alcohol free since then.
How did you end up being so committed to yoga?
Sabrina: The first time I committed to daily yoga was during my teacher training. Over a period of two months, the weight of the world I had been carrying on my shoulders began to lift, and I felt lighter and open to new possibilities. This led to me making some major changes in my life including leaving my job and travelling to India.
Did you face any challenges during the month of February?
Sabrina: February has been a good month, I managed 23 classes with MLPC and am really starting to notice a difference to my arms and abs.
What are the biggest benefits you’ve reaped from your yoga practice?
Sabrina: There are so many benefits. I have finally learned how to tune into my body and understand what I need. I have met some of the most amazing people through yoga and I loved being part of a community of kindred spirits.
What’s your favorite posture?
Sabrina: It is difficult to choose, but I will go for child’s pose.
“The MLPC teachers are top quality, the timetable is varied and it is such a lovely community of people from all over the world.”
What’s your most difficult posture?
Sabrina: I have never been able to do a handstand, I’d really like to master that.
What is your favorite type(s) of yoga? And why?
Sabrina: I am a highly sensitive person and so through yoga I have learned to listen to my body to understand what I need. Some days I prefer power or vinyasa to feel energised, and others I crave yin or restorative for some chill.
Any words of wisdom to those just starting out?
Sabrina: There is so much more to yoga than ‘just stretching’. It is a spiritual practice for mind, body and soul, and once you tap in to that magic you’ll be hooked. “A mind stretched by new experiences can never go back to old dimensions”.
Thank you so much Sabrina for your wonderful presence and answers! We love having you in our community too.
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See you next time, may you all be safe, happy, healthy, and free.