Bree: The Namaste Master

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I’ve known Bree since the dark days, pre-pubescent years of middle school! She has always been light-hearted and charismatic, so it’s no surprise that she is getting into vlogging. Here are some highlights from my interview with her 🙂

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Q: What made you want to get into vlogging?

A: I want to say it’s because I always wanted to vlog but I never really had a reason or never really important to document. I noticed that after I graduated high school and got into college, I realized how much I hated it because I didn’t have the passion for it.  It was first and second semester then intercession that really triggered and drained the life out of me. I started getting really lazy and then I was trying to find something to do with my life. I decided to take a gap year and vlog. My parents think it’s just a gap year, but no, there’s no way that I’m going back to college LOL

Q: Has vlogging changed any pre-conceptions that you have on vloggers and have you learned anything based on your experience?

A: Vloggers and people who are creating content have to have a lot of motivation for what they’re doing. You’re not doing it to gain anything really, but to just do what you love. That is what I want to do. I actually got annoyed at people when they asked me “Why are you becoming a vlogger?” and at the time I wasn’t, but I guess now I am 😀

Q: There are so many Youtubers who do dumb stuff just to get more views. With your Youtube channel, what are you trying to achieve?

A: My youtube is really just whatever I want to document, what I want to remember and look back at. The most important thing in life is to inspire and motivate others. I was just inspired and I want to live to inspire.

Q: Now that you have more people knowing about your personal life with video, is there anything that you regret doing?

A: No! I’m very open but at the same time I’m not. When I want to share something I do, and when I don’t then I won’t. I actually never thought of it as sharing my personal life, it’s like Snapchatting with your friends.

Not only is the badass-B vlogging, she is also learning how to become a yoga instructor!

Q: Is there anything in your life that influenced you to become a yoga instructor?

A: My yoga experience is definitely interesting, not necessarily very unique, but it’s very interesting in the way that I stumbled upon it. I was just looking for another way to work out. I did dance and at the time I wanted to be a dancer and I had to be fit: How much muscle do I have to gain in order to hold that pose or hit that move? There were just many things I did to try and work out. I tried Yoga Sculpt 3 or 4 years ago, and then I stopped. I remember at the time, someone told me I could work there for an hour and a half a week and get a free membership. So I was like, “Perfect!”                      I started training this year LOL (I know, three years later). When I started the SAT (yoga exam) I took a teacher-training program.

I took the Yoga Core class when I started and I didn’t realize how hard it was. I kinda took the class as a way to understand and find myself. Then I took the class again last month, and it was honesty the best decision because I would learn a couple new ways to love myself. #1 You have to be healthy. #2 Yoga will help your body. There’s this breathing technique that my friend showed me that is so beautiful, and it shows that yoga is a form of art. Whether you think of it as an art or fitness, yoga has strengthened my mentality and has became a form of expression. This inspires me to do yoga.

 

Q: Whenever I go to a yoga class the instructors talk about all that namaste and inner peace mumbo-jumbo. Why LOL? What would you talk about as an instructor?

A: We actually talked about that in class yesterday. It depends on the instructor if he/she wants to talk about that. A lot of teachers talk about being in the present and not worrying about the future.

I would talk about being in the moment. You’re being in the moment that you’re in- enjoying coffee with a friend or something- and you’re happy with it. It’s so easy to say it, but when you think about it it’s so true. I was in the car the other day just stressing out about this class I had to teach that Monday and I was so nervous. I just took a breath, thinking about driving in my car and saying to myself “You’re okay right now.” For me, that’s the major theme in yoga. Once you are in that space, you block out that outside noise the world creates and just be in the moment.

Q: What do you see your future to be like as a yoga instructor?

A: Fun! It’s just a way to connect with a lot of people. I love to teach people, but I have trouble doing things by myself. Like for example, I can’t go grocery shopping without my sister LOL. Which is why I’m glad to continue being in this group of people and being able to express myself with other people. 

There is this yoga concept “The highest me honors the highest you” that includes a bow. A lot of people think we’re being religious whenever we practice it, but it’s just a sign of honor. Long ago when yoga was first born, there was no physical aspect to it. You would literally sit for hours, trying to connect with the divinity- the idea that every single one of us has this part, which I will call the “flame”. We are all connected with this divinity/universe, where a part of it lives inside that “flame”, and that “flame” is inside you.

As a yoga instructor, I want to connect with each students’ flame.

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The end! 

I want to thank Bree for taking the time for this interview and if you want to learn more about her, visit her Youtube channel here!

 

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