Teacher Spotlight: Yancy Schwartz

Yancy

Where are you from originally? NYC, born and raised

What brought you to LA? Came to LA to runaway from winter and as a change of pace and scenery.

What got you into yoga? Got into yoga to help me be a better skateboarder and a girl in my life at the time helped me delve deeper, she was a teacher.

How long have you been practicing yoga? Since 2007, not to long.

What is your favorite thing about yoga? The inner silence / peace of mind.

How did you decide you wanted to teach? It was kinda decided for me. The owner of Yoga to the People asked me to.

Where did you do your teacher training? I trained at Yoga to the People for my 200 hr and 500hr with Sri Dharma Mitra and I did a 50 hr Rocket training at Asta Yoga in SF.  I’ve had a lot of great teachers along the way, I’m always learning and doing lots of self study.

How long have you been teaching? Since 2008

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If you weren’t a yoga instructor what would you be? I’d probably be at a skate shop or working with skateboarding or in the art field somewhere somehow.

Do you do any other forms of exercise? I don’t do any other exercise. I skateboard a lot but I don’t consider that exercise.

Do you have any other healthy habits or tips that you want to share? Keep your stomach 1/2 full when you eat, 1/4 water the other 1/4 air. Room to digest. Yogic diet.

What’s one thing you cant leave home without? I can’t leave home with out my skateboard, I feel naked without it.

What book are you currently reading?

I don’t read much but the last book I read was “Self Knowledge: Atmabodha” by Swami Nikhilananda. Game changer.

What do you like most about teaching at sweat? The freedom within the the frameworks. Their are so many possibilities and room to explore and play, it’s like an asana jam in a flow.

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