Meet Yoga Centered's owner, Molly
and her family! While we can barely get Molly to stop expressing herself when the subject is yoga, fashion, surfing, health, love, you name it, when it comes to talking about herself, she, literally clams up. So...we've taken it upon ourselves to drill her with questions. Enjoy.
Zariah, Nohea, Molly & Haka
I remember the first yoga class I attended. I was 16 and it was at an old Vets hall in Santa Cruz, California. It was such a profound experience. My body felt alive for the first time. I thought to myself: "If this is what 'being present' is all about, sign me up!?" Of course, I was a teenager, so it took a couple of years before yoga became a regular part of my life. Still, from that day forward, whenever I felt stressed, or my body felt tight, or I was obsessed about something and just couldn't let go, I found myself seeking out a yoga class. No matter where I was in the world, yoga was there for me. And now, as the owner of Yoga Centered, I get to make sure yoga is there for you.
For my 18th birthday, I decided to take a vacation by myself to Hawaii. Two days later, I called my mom, back home in Iowa, to let her know I would be staying for the rest of my life :) I fell in love with the ocean, the land, the people, and shortly thereafter, my husband.
At Yoga Centered we are blessed to have the most amazing array of teachers. I cannot sing their praises enough. This eclectic group of individuals hail from all over the world and bring to our studio a wide (and yes, in some cases, wild) range of disciplines, trainings and philosophies. The one thing we all have in common is our passion for authenticity. Yoga Centered is a space where every one is encouraged to discover yoga in their own time and in their own way.
We keep our studio neutral, loving and open for any and all levels so that students can practice yoga for their own reasons.
Every person has his or her own reasons for practicing yoga. Some say it's the "workout" or the physical benefits they experience. Some say it's the feeling they get from doing yoga. Some come to relax and de-stress. And some practice yoga for spiritual reasons. Obviously, it's a very personal experience and at Yoga Centered we strive to create a space where everyone can feel comfortable and at ease while discovering the benefits of yoga. Eventually, yoga becomes a way of life. But the benefits of an individual practice don't begin and end on the mat. At its very core, yoga creates infinite balance, in ourselves and, ultimately, in our world.