ALI NANCE

Hometown? Warren, OH

Favorite music artist or band? Drake, James Blake, and any 90’s R&B

Dream vacation? Azulik Resort in Tulum.  The villas are these amazing treehouses with a hammock AND a swing by the pool... on the beach.  It looks magical. 

Favorite post yoga snack? Some days I want an acai bowl, some days I want pizza.  Most days I want pizza.  

A quote you love? Not all those who wander are lost

Personal mantra? "You only live once: that’s the motto, YOLO” (thanks Drake)

How did you get into yoga? I went to a candlelight hot yoga class in 2010 and was hooked.  As a dancer I was always staring at myself in a mirror, and it felt so good to be able to move in the dark without judging myself or what my poses looked like.  I learned how to feel (and trust myself), instead of see (and look for validation), which is still the foundation of my practice and teaching. 

Favorite time of day to get your practice in? Anytime I can!  

What's your favorite part of Y7? Flow On Your Own!  There’s no better feeling than getting out of your head and into your body. The music gets you in the zone and once you start moving it’s so empowering.