Student Feature::Sylvie Thompson

::Student Feature::

 

Meet our dedicated student,

Sylvie Thompson

1.  What how long have you been practicing yoga and what originally brought you to yoga?
I have been practicing yoga for 15 years.  A friend who was getting her Kripalu training started a class.
 
2.  What keeps you coming back?
Yoga is very subtle in how it affects you.   I had just gone through a very difficult time in my life, and one day after several months of practicing yoga, I realized how much calmer I was in both body and mind.
 
3.  What is your favorite asana and why?
My favorite asana is “downward dog”.  It just feels sooooo good.
 
4.  What brought you to the Breathing Room and what do you love most about The Breathing Room?
I was excited when I saw a yoga studio was going in that space on Broadway as it is within walking distance of my home.  I had tried other places, but I just love the intimate space and especially the teachers at The Breathing Room.
 
5.  What do you bring off your mat from your practice? How does yoga contribute to your daily life?
Yoga brings a calmness to my life.
 
6.  Favorite Book, Favorite Place to Visit and anything else you would like to add so the community can get to know your better?
I read so much I cannot say there is one book that is my favorite. My favorite book as a kid was “Wuthering Heights”. I just read all the books by Mary Lawson and was disappointed when they ended. I love to visit our funky little camp on a quiet lake in St. Albans, ME. I have only lived here since July 2012 but I love living in Maine. It amazes me how friendly everyone is………….it is as though everyone practices yoga!