Bay Area Yoga Teacher Highlight: Nubia Teixeira
Name: Nubia Teixeira.
Practice with me at: Marin County and San Francisco.
How long I’ve been practicing yoga: 31 years.
How long I’ve been teaching yoga: 29 years.
What kind of yoga I teach: Hatha and Bhakti combined.
My mantra these days: "Please Divine Mother, let me see what I need to see in order to do what I need to do. Jai Ma!"
An Asana, Kriya OR Meditation that has been resonating with me lately is: Ardha Matsyendrasana, Nauli Kriya, Mantra Recitation and Mudra Meditation.
How I like to practice yoga off the mat: By being loving and present to whomever and whatever comes my way.
My sign: Cancer Sun ~ Virgo Raising ~ Scorpio Moon.
The last book I read was: Sri Sarada Devi, The Holy Mother.
Favorite local juice/tea spot: Wu Wei Tea Temple in Fairfax.
Where I go for a nourishing meal: Home.
What’s on your yoga playlist right now: On Spotify I created the playlists: Music for Yoga and Other Joys and Music for Yoga Dance and Other Joys.
A ritual I love: To wake up early in the morning when the house is quiet and dark, and crawl my way into my altar to light a candle and incense offering, then go into a prayer meditation, followed by a yoga sadhana. To end that morning ritual, I make myself chai and organize my brain around the tasks of the day.
What I am letting go of this year: Judging others, trying to control the outcome of everything, and plastic.
What I am embracing this year: Loving others more and effectivally expressing that love, consuming less and planting more trees.
My website: NubiaTeixeira.com.
My instagram: @nubiayoga.