Ginger teaches Tuesday 4:30 Warm Flow and Tuesday 5:45 Meditative Flow at the Down Dog.
When were you first introduced to yoga, and what got you hooked?
I was first introduced to yoga at the tender age of 23, in Lawrence Kansas. I hated it. I had asthma as a child and couldn’t understand how to breathe properly. I got hooked at 25 thru a YMCA yoga class.
What made you decide to become a yoga instructor?
I wanted to share the gift with others so they could transform their own lives and live with more peace.
What's your favorite pose?
Reclined bound angle is my favorite restorative pose—reminds me to ground to the Earth and keep my heart open.
How do you remain grounded outside of the yoga studio?
Outside the studio nature grounds me. If I am anxious a few minutes outside can make all the difference.
What does your personal practice look like these days?
My personal practice these days is a little like my current season of life, up and down. I do maintain a consistent meditation practice if I am unable to get asana in that day. It’s a simple 5-10 minutes before I move from my bed each morning.
What advice do you have for beginner yogi's, other than only focus on yourself?
I would tell beginners to not rush to the process. Trust your breath to do the work and build a good solid foundation just as you would a house, and that doesn’t happen in a short amount of time. We as a world are so rushed and Yoga and its work helps us to remember that it takes time to build something that will last.
In your opinion, what's the biggest misconception about being a yoga instructor?
The biggest misconception is that there is a certain Type of person that teaches yoga.
One healthy food you swear by and why?
Apples. They are full of fiber and help your sweet tooth. (also good in a pinch if you are tired