BECKY O'NEILL

Hometown? Princeton, NJ

Favorite music artist or band? Oo, toughie. Maybe Sam Cooke for childhood nostalgia + grown-up life versatility.

Dream vacation? I've actually never been on a yoga retreat. Maybe one of those surf/yoga combos (assuming they teach you the surfing part...).

Favorite post yoga snack? I usually practice right before dinner during the week, so I'm miles beyond snacking by the time I'm done. On the weekends, a banana with sunflower seed butter hits the spot.  

A quote you love? Everything beautiful is cracked. That's how the light gets in. - Leonard Cohen

Personal mantra? Baby steps...

How did you get into yoga? I got hurt! I'd always been a runner then pulled a hamstring and had to hang up my sneaks for a while. Yoga was pretty quick to teach me how easy is to mistake opportunity for obstacle.

Favorite time of day to get your practice in? I'd love to say I'm down dogging as soon as the sun comes up but my salutations tend to be more dusk than dawn. My all-time favorite class in on Saturday mornings at 11. All week, I look forward to waking up with nothing on the agenda but making coffee, and landing in the studio.

What's your favorite part of Y7? I honestly love the walk up the stairs. You pass all the sweaty, happy people coming down and know you're about to get a dose of what they just got.