Tanya Mgrdechian will be on the schedule Monday November 16th leading her bad-ass mat Pilates class.
Today, we catch up with Tanya in the second installment of her 'Teacher Feature' Q&A.
Get to know Tanya below:
QUESTION: What are challenging poses for you? What pose are you looking to advance in?
TANYA: "Still working on my handstands. Some days I can hold it over a minute! Other days, only a few seconds. It’s frustrating! But after a pilates mat workout with the focus on core and alignment, my handstands are bomb!"
Q: How would you describe your classes?
TANYA: "Challenging, Fun, Quirky, cool."
Q: What have you missed the most from quarantine lockdown?
TANYA: "I’m a very hands-on teacher, so the kinesthetic aspect is definitely what I miss the most…along with the social aspect."
Q: Have you picked up hobbies/interests during lockdown?
TANYA: "I got a spin bike and joined Peloton. I’m obsessed. Started running again. As a big traveler and hiker, I’ve been exploring more local destinations and finding there is a lot to do only a stone’s throw away. I also am a high school dance educator teaching remotely, so I am somehow inspired and choreographing a lot. More reading of mystery thrillers too!"
Q: Do you like working out at night, or during the day? Time you like to practice?
TANYA: "I like to start to start the day with a good workout to get me energized, but not too early! Victor knows that, LOL. Other days, I sleep in and do it in the afternoons. Most evenings, I just want to unwind and chill."
Q: Standing one-legged poses or arm balances? Why?
TANYA: "I like both, but I guess overall I’d have to say arm balances. They allow me to use my upper body more and give my ankles a break. I’ve sprained both of them multiple times, so sometimes I grip them in standing one-leg balancing poses."
Follow Tanya on Instagram @Tanyadancer and catch her and the other amazing instructors we have on the www.YogaWithVictor.com mind/body platform.
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