Kristina Lafiosca, Yoga Enthusiast & Founder of Cow Face Yoga
Simply put, I love yoga.
I was fortunate to rediscover yoga at an interesting crossroads in my life. What started solely as a physical activity quickly evolved into a practice laced with mental, emotional, and spiritual benefits.
Fascinated by the unique combination of mindfulness and movement, I was initially drawn to the opportunity yoga presented to establish a sense of alignment and grounding. Eventually I learned that the relationship between physical movement and my body, and physical movement and my mind is vastly different, often demanding opposing needs or desires. My practice has created a window of insight, allowing me to bridge the gap between these conflicting requisites. Patience, commitment, awareness, and gratitude have been essential ingredients throughout this journey.
In 2013 I enrolled and completed my first Yoga Teacher Training, a 200 hour Yoga Alliance certified program lead by Eliza Whiteman of FlyDog Yoga in Charlottesville, Virginia, and since have been privileged to study under many other phenomenal instructors.
My belief is that yoga offers something for everybody, and every body. It creates space to hit pause on our busy lives, breathe, and simply enjoy existing. I am continually amazed by the energy, inspiration, and clarity discovered every time I step on to my mat - and (wicked) eager to share it.
Things I Love in Addition to Yoga: Strong coffee, spontaneous outdoor adventures, making a mess in my kitchen, New England, and spending time with my small but growing tribe of people.