Hello, UpRising Yoga's Trauma Informed Yoga Training is March 2-4, 2018 coming soon! They always sell out so reserve your space.
About the Author: Marissa Goodhill
Meet Marissa Goodhill. She is our newest URY teacher and Blog Contributor and we are happy to have her.
D’Lita Miller, expert in human trafficking and Founder and CEO of Families Against Sex Trafficking, will be joining us as a presenter at our next training. She will be sharing her personal story and work against human trafficking, as she has made it her mission in life to free those bound by sex trafficking and sexual exploitation. With extensive knowledge of sexual exploitation and human trafficking, D’Lita aids communities through engagement, education, and empowerment. We are honored to have this amazing soul educating and empowering us.
Space is limited. Reserve your spot today here.
Q: How long have you been working with URY?
Fitzjoy H: I started working with URY a few months after completing a 500 hr. hath yoga training in September 2012.
Q: What is your favorite quote?
Fitzjoy H: "There are those who give with joy and that joy is their reward." by Kahil Gibran
Q: What is your spirit animal?
Fitzjoy H: I relate to elephants :)
Q: Who is your greatest teacher or mentor?
Fitzjoy H: My greatest teacher has been Tony Sanchez whom took me out of the heated yoga studios and took the mirrors away for practice.
Q: Tell us about how you began your yoga practice?
Fitzjoy H: After knee and back surgeries about 10 years ago, my running and martial arts practice routine did not seem appropriate anymore.
Q: What’s your mission as a yoga instructor?
Fitzjoy H: To bring enlightenment and some feeling of peace and easy to people's lives.
Q: Who are you trying to reach and why?
Fitzjoy H: I love beginners. They have no idea what they're getting themselves into... just getting one new yoga student to start a practice is the most important gift you can give any individual. I believe this creates a start to a better environment to live in.
Q: What life experiences have you gone through that influences your teaching the most?
Fitzjoy H: One is personal injury for sure, but equally important is the realization of self where you can find joy just being with self, and all the while being of service to others. Having worked in leadership in very stressful environments it is important to feel at peace when everything around you is not. In this state can you trickle that energy down to others around you.
Q: What do you love most about teaching yoga?
Fitzjoy H: That moment where someone gets a posture or understands what yoga is all about. This is a moment that is unexplainable in the curriculum of joy, which is why I love teaching yoga.
Q: Why is yoga so important for the times we’re living in?
Fitzjoy H: People need to take a step back once a day to come to self and realize all the noise is not that important. By taking a step back you can actually move forward towards the achievements you are trying to get to.
A few months back UpRising Yoga (URY) was the happy and thankful recipient of Lululemon’s Here To Be Grant, which is a community-based social impact program to create access to the healing benefits of yoga in underserved communities. We are excited to announce that with this grant we will be offering a new weekly yoga class in East Los Angeles at Centro Maravilla Community Center beginning March 7, 2017. As always, our community yoga classes are completely free and open to the public. You don’t need to sign up or even bring anything. All you have to do is show up! We provide the yoga mats, Spanish translation, and a warm and trained URY teacher to guide you through your practice. We are proud to partner with Los Angeles County Centro Maravilla. UpRising Yoga's office in East Los Angeles gave us a community to know and love and we are very excited to share our yoga program with this great group!
Join us on March 7th for this kick off class with Founder, Jill Marie Ippolito. This will be a special class and we hope to see you all there!
Thank you to URY Ambassador Brent Laffoon, Jackie Koch and Monica Currier from LuLuLemon Brentwood and Chloe Abraham and Julia Bowman from LuluLemon Malibu for their support our mission. It is the support of others generosity and kindness that allows us to do this work and impact the lives of others.
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