Josh Mathew-Meier is back this week for TWO hour long yoga sessions on our fast-growing platform. In part two of this 'Teacher Feature' we learn a lil' more about Josh... check it out below:
QUESTION: What are challenging poses for you? What pose are you looking to advance in?
JOSH: "Handstand is my favorite challenge, and I'm absolutely looking to advance my ability to sustain it."
Q: How would you describe your classes?
JOSH: "My classes are designed to create a space where students find the accessibility to face both the physical and mental challenges presented in a movement-based practice, while simultaneously providing opportunity to find calm and grace in the moment where it's hardest to discover."
Q: What have you missed the most from quarantine lockdown?
JOSH: "IN-PERSON TEACHING. I've found teaching to a screen is so difficult in that the shared energy of the moment is hard to access. That, and movie theatres. I really miss the movies."
Q: Have you picked up hobbies/interests during lockdown?
JOSH: "I am learning Spanish via an app! I've also been doing a lot more reading than previously, and am on-track to complete 30 books for the 2020 calendar year."
Q: Do you like working out at night, or during the day? Time you like to practice?
JOSH: "I find personally that I'm better served by getting physical in the morning hours. I'm usually on my bike for no less than 30/no more than 75 minutes every day by 8:30a, to be followed by a strength-training workout or an hour of asana (alternated daily) every day except Saturday - that's my always rest day, my sacred day of nothingness."
Q: Standing one-legged poses or arm balances? Why?
JOSH: "BOTH! Although, admittedly, balance is notoriously tough for me because of my genetic hindrance of flat feet. They both are exceedingly challenging in how they require the body to work, but even moreso, in the presence of mind required to not only execute but sustain the experience."
Follow Josh on INSTAGRAM: (@yoga_jamm) and check out his web site HERE!
For part-one of his interview, click HERE!
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