Bay Area Yoga Teacher Highlight: Mira Valeria
Name: Mira Valeria
How long I’ve been practicing yoga: 15 years.
How long I’ve been teaching yoga: 10 years.
What kind of yoga I teach: Alignment-based vinyasa.
My mantra these days: Do less. Slow down. Cultivate balance.
A posture that has been resonating with me lately is: Supported bridge pose (with a block). Also (always), handstand. :)
How I like to practice yoga off the mat: I sit to meditate every morning before I start my day. I also like to use other physical modalities as forms of focusing and quieting the mind. Lately, this looks a lot like running and lifting weights.
Favorite way to celebrate the winter: Building fires with piñon wood and eating copious amounts of green chile.
My sign: Scorpio.
Favorite local juice/tea spot: 90% of the time, you'll see me with Philz in hand. I'm an avid coffee drinker.
Where I go for a nourishing meal: There is nothing like a home-cooked meal. I love food and cook a lot (although not well); I am, however, blessed to have several talented chef friends.
A ritual I love: Giant breakfast followed by house cleaning on Sunday mornings.
What I am letting go of this year: The Hustle.
What I am embracing this year: Balance, variety and satya.
My website: miravaleria.com.
My instagram: @miravaleriayoga.