Tell Me Your (Yoga) Story: Mary Beth
Mary Beth LaRue
Meet Mary Beth LaRue. She's a yoga teacher, writer and mentor and the co-founder of Rock Your Bliss. She's most inspired by people who live authentically and are "in the work." She loves her home practice in her sunroom, reading anything and everything, and exploring places/poses/ideas/concepts.
In one sentence, what is yoga to you?
Creativity, embodiment and connection all wrapped into one deliciously challenging on and off the mat practice.
How did you start practicing yoga?
I was at my first job out of a college and stuck at a desk all day long. I felt out of whack physically for sure, but most of all I felt really, really depressed. I'd taken a few yoga classes before but when I stepped onto my mat one day mid-fall that was it. The teacher taught a spacious, compassionate class and I came home to myself (briefly!) and that was that.
What does your practice look like now on the mat and off the mat?
Very slow, very meditative and always creative!
Favorite pose & why?
Sphinx - simultaneously grounding and heart opening!
How has yoga made your life better?
It has made my perspective so much more spacious and compassionate.