Feb 26 2013

Hometown Yoga Heroes: Elli Boland

Erica Rodefer Winters
Elli Boland

I had lunch with Elli Boland a few weeks ago. The conversation drifted, as it often does when you get two yoga teachers together, to the business of yoga, success, and how the two fit together (or rather how they do NOT fit together as is more often the case). I furrowed my brow, sighed, and in an exasperated tone said: “I just try SO HARD.”

Elli looked me straight in the eye, and called me out. “STOP IT!,” she said in her uber-cool German accent. She doesn’t mess around.

It really is that simple–in life and in yoga. One of the most life-changing lessons we can learn is to slow down, let go, and just watch as everything falls into place. Elli finds ease in her life, her yoga classes and counseling sessions, and even on her inspirational Facebook pages My Holistic Coach and Agents of Change. She might make it look easy, but it’s the result of years of study and practice.

Here’s what she had to say about it:

What’s one thing you wish you had known about yoga when you first started practicing?

Ha. Nothing really. I only wish I had known how awesome it is way earlier!

What’s your favorite pose at the moment? What are you learning from it?

My favorite poses at the moment are backbends. They always remind me to forgive and trust. They help let go of my inner perfectionist and control freak, and open me right up to love’s presence.

What’s the best advice someone ever gave you?

To slow the f*** down.

 

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