Teacher Feature: BradleyAnn Dively

1. Brief non-yoga teacher bio.MAT_4110

On any given “non-work” day I can be found outside working in my flower beds, reading a book, going for a walk, or just relaxing and enjoying the sunshine. I love the outdoors and the mild version of each of the four seasons we experience here in Winchester. Sitting on my patio in the early morning with a cup of coffee and watching the world wake up is, to me, the perfect way to start the day. My happiest moments are when my entire family is under the same roof, it doesn’t happen often since everyone is spread all over the country, but I appreciate the moments we are together so much more.  I am thankful for all life has given me, the good and the bad, because each experience has helped me to become the person I am today. Yoga plays a huge part in my life keeping me healthy both physically and emotionally and always teaching me something new.  I can’t think of a better way to stay young!

2. Least favorite / hardest posture for you.

Pasana/Noose pose is my least favorite pose

3.  Favorite pose or transition.

Parsva Hasta Padangusthasana is my favorite pose, and I love to transition into that pose from Uttanasana

BradleyDively4. What’s your favorite part about being a yoga teacher?

I love so many things about being a yoga teacher but my favorite part would have to be seeing the practice of the students grow and evolve. Seeing someone achieve a pose that was once a challenge for them is such a wonderful feeling.

5. Favorite Winchester restaurant or hang out?

My favorite hangout would have to be Piccadilly’s Public House. The atmosphere there is so light and fun. I enjoy hanging out there my family or friends. We always have a great time relaxing and talking and we use those moments together to really connect with each other.

6. Something students may not know about you.

I love to cook and I love to clean. I find both “chores” to be relaxing and meditative.

7.  What does your practice look like?

My personal practice reflects the classes I teach. I try to practice each class twice before teaching to avoid awkward transitions and to refine my cuing.  I really enjoy taking classes from other instructors, to me it’s the perfect way to expand my practice and gain more knowledge..

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