Fire only burns as bright as there are flames to continue keeping it alive. Our Blissology Yoga Teacher’s Collective is burning bright and we are so excited to share the first of our Bliss Blogs on some of the amazing spirits and shining lights who are continuing to speak, connect and inspire their Bliss.
Where in the world you can find me! Town/Studio:
I live in North County, San Diego. Encinitas, to be exact! Where Swami Yogananda created the Self-Realization Fellowship as mentioned in his book, The Autobiography of a Yogi. You can find me at Yoga Six in Solana Beach + Carlsbad, Equinox in La Costa and Yoga+Bergamot in Leucadia.
What originally drew me to yoga?
As a dancer I loved the flow of Vinyasa. But I was also training in aerial silks at the time, and the practice was necessary to ease my muscles. But I have Lululemon Athletica to thank, as an employee there I was introduced to yoga for the first time.
Blissology to me is…
Finding your bliss! Being honest about what makes you happy and being steadfast in pursuing it. And inspiring others to do the same!
My life mission is…
To inspire full self expression.
The most important thing yoga has taught me is…
How to bring kindness and mindfulness off the mat and into my life.
When I’m not on the yoga mat, I’m…
Walking my dog Charlie on the beach.
The cause/project I am most passionate about is…
This month I am partnering with Manduka and Susan G. Komen to battle breast cancer. Join me and one million yogis and find a class near you.
I am learning to…
Listen, and not fill the awkward silence.
What I want to teach others (through yoga) is to…
Realize they can be whoever they want to be. There is no “one way” to live this life, rather an expression of your truest self!
Most inspiring yoga related experience:
I recently co-led my first yoga retreat in Joshua Tree and the result was better then I could have dreamed of. Now I’m inspired to lead more, all over the world! Next stop, Mexico!
Favorite yoga pose:
Handstand, hands down!
Best way to fuel up after yoga:
Mmm… poke bowl from Fish 101!
Yoga and music are…
A fusion that creates flow—on the mat and in life.
I create community with Blissology by…
Remaining friends with the bliss babes I’ve met along the way. I’m the bridesmaid in Christine Rahman’s wedding this summer, we met at YTT four years ago in Bali!
I am most grateful for…
My Encinitas yoga community. I have found my people!
What advice do you have for aspiring yoga teachers?
Practice, practice, practice. Learn from mistakes, and try again.
More about Arielle and how to connect with her on her Bliss Army teacher profile.