Babette Godefroy is back for her fun, creative and challenging vinyasa class on Tuesday March 9th, 2021. She'll explore advanced postures and challenge beginner and advanced yogis with options galore. If you're interested in advancing your practice with a deeper exploration of arm balances, inversions or asanas that you have been wanting to play in... then this is for you!
Here is part-two of our Q&A with one of the newer teachers on the Vicyasa™ platform:
QUESTION: What are challenging poses for you? What pose are you looking to advance in?
BABETTE: "Most challenging pose for me right now is Pincha Mayurasana (forearm stand), which is also the pose I’m looking to advance in. Finding more and more moments of staying up and afloat as I practice each day. Main thing I’m working on is to not arc my back but to tightly knit my ribs in and protract my shoulders hard!"
Q: How would you describe your classes?
BABETTE: "Energetic. Dynamic. Challenging. Lots of shifting between planes. I definitely utilize the entire mat! I keep it flowing, as I like to challenge the mind as much as the body."
Q: What have you missed the most from quarantine lockdown?
BABETTE: "Spending in real life time with my friends. In-studio yoga classes. Being in the city. I live and now teach from my home in Brooklyn."
Q: Have you picked up hobbies/interests during lockdown?
BABETTE: "Cooking! It’s been so great being able to prepare each meal myself without having to grab things on the go. Also, a new found love for plants -- As you’ll see in my classes! I’ve also had a lot more time to read books and listen to audio books, which I have been doing a lot."
Q: Do you like working out at night, or during the day? Time you like to practice?
BABETTE: "I enjoy a good awakening yoga practice in the early morning but evening sessions can be so juicy though! I love running and doing my other workouts at night."
Q: Standing one-legged poses or arm balances? Why?
BABETTE: "Ai! Tough question.. Both are so fundamental to a well-rounded practice. But recently I’ve been really enjoying a lot of leg balances - they require such a steady focus, you can’t force leg balances with sheer strength, you have to find a happy place between applying that strength and a keen receptive buoyancy. Having a strong leg balance practice stabilizes body and mind; I feel less likely to get thrown off when it comes to life off the mat."
Follow BABETTE on Instagram at @babgod and if you want to read part-one of the interview, click HERE! Also, check out Babette's website, click HERE!
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