Day: May 22, 2020

Meet the Teacher Serafina B

If you want to get up & going on the weekend I suggest starting your Saturday with a Serafina class. She has solid consistent energy, super welcoming personality & a background that makes class challenging & SO. MUCH. FUN!
1. When & how did you come to yoga yourself? 
-When I was playing basketball In college, I would come home for breaks and wanted to do something to stay in shape other than my basketball trainer. YBD had just opened in Western Springs and my mom became obsessed with Yoga Sculpt. I didn’t think I would like it, I wasn’t too into Yoga. But the minute I felt the heat of the room and the love from the YBD community, I was hooked.
 
2. What made you decide to start teaching (or take TT)? 
-I had just graduated from college and was craving something to take the place of basketball. Carol asked me about Yoga Sculpt training and I jumped at the opportunity. 
 
3. Favorite yoga pose: 
-Crow- it takes balance, concentration, and patience. Hardest yoga pose? Shavasana- it is very hard for me to be still, turn my mind off, and breathe. 
 
4. Who inspires your teaching?
-My students. YBD has an amazing community of students who are unjudgemental, supportive, and full of love.
 
5. Tips for beginners (or advanced yogis maybe): 
-Learn to feel comfortable in the uncomfortable, it is challenging but it will take you to amazing places. 
 
6. Favorite quote:
-“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed.I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life.And that is why I succeed.” 
 
7. Instagram name: serafina_barnes
 
8. Interesting fact about you: 
-I have played competitive basketball in Italy and Greece.
 
9. Regular teaching schedule: Day/Time/Format/Location: 
Saturday, 7:30, Western Springs
 
10. When I am  not doing yoga I like to: 
-Take any and all group fitness classes, chase around my toddler, and stare at my 5 month old till he gives me those amazing giggles. 
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