Urban Lotus Project
Jeanne Cavilia - ULP Teacher
I took my first yoga class over 30 years ago and returned to it many times over the years primarily as a form of exercise. In the last five years I discovered that yoga is so much more than just exercise and have come to rely on the practice as a way to calm and focus my mind as well as strengthen my body. In the spring of 2015 I began a 200 hour yoga teacher training, not necessarily to become a teacher, but to deepen my own practice and learn more about yoga philosophy. The teacher training was a game changer for me and yoga has become a way of life.
I met several people involved with Urban Lotus Project and loved the idea of making yoga accessible to people that might not otherwise be exposed. I saw an opportunity to share my love of yoga and became a ULP volunteer early in 2016.
When I am not doing yoga or working as a pastry chef among other things, I like to spend time with my family (3 sons and 8 siblings and all of their offspring!), and I head outside and every chance I get: hiking in the mountains and the desert, backpacking with my boys, skiing, snowshoeing...
My mantra: "So Hum" - I am "that", "that" meaning all of creation. It is also representative of the breath. It reminds me of the connection we all have to each other and also to BREATHE.
Also: "Here, Now". This has gotten me up some big mountains, my right foot is "here' and my left foot is "now".