Angela Meyer of the YMCA:
"This is hard to answer, as I have had so many places that have left a deep mark on me. Of course it’s fun to teach huge classes in an awesome space, whether Stroga ballroom with 130 people or outdoors in one of DC’s many parks, it’s also equally as meaningful to teach small classes, at Down Dog, getting feedback that may change my life, at community centers with no yoga mats, at someone’s bedside, etc. I think the best places are environments that captured my full presence, my full attention, therefore I was a part of something bigger than myself. Those are the times I remember most."
Krista Block of Flow Yoga Center, Buddha B Yoga, and extendYoga:
"In college I did a yoga class with Jeffrey Cohen in the middle of Johnson Square in Savannah, GA. Practicing in public (especially Savannah which was still fairly new the the yoga scene at the time) was great because it threw passerby's for a loop. Those who have practiced with Jeffrey know it's impossible to take his class without a huge smile, and people living in auto-pilot, just going through their day would come across this group of people immersed in something totally joyful. For a moment they would be pulled out of normalcy and you could see our happiness spark something in them. Not to mention Johnson Square is beautiful; a small space in the city marked with a pretty impressive fountain under age old oak trees adorned with spanish moss. I'd throw my mat down there any day."