MARYALLISON WEIHE (aka MA, aka Motha)

Hometown:
Morris Park, The Bronx born and raised!

Where do you live?
I am a hometown girl.

Training/Certifications;
200 hr, LDPY (2016); 200 hr,, Savitri Yoga Shala (2011); 100 hr Mentorship, Pure Yoga (2011); 100 hr Meditation, Pure Yoga (2012); 100 hr, Pure Yoga Prema Vinyasa (2012); 200 hr, Pure Yoga (2011)

# of years teaching yoga:
4

Do you have a second professional life?:
Yoga is life.

What are your outside interests outside the studio?
Breaking it down at concerts with my lil’ bro.

Where’s your favorite space to rejuvenate in the city?
A good walk through the city with no destination, just wandering.

Favorite pre- and post-yoga snacks/meals:
pre- chia pudding from Baked; post- nachos from South’s.

What’s your favorite pose?
Wheel.

The pose I have a complicated relationship with:
Any twists.

What song can you put on repeat?
DJ Ease My Mind by Jai Wolf Remix.

I love:
family time, my mama’s meatballs, WuTang Clan.

I want:
an elephant.

Yoga gives me:
life.

When I was little I wanted to be:
Gloria Estefan or Donnie Wahlberg’s wife. (NKOTB 4eva).

I want to change:
the world.

I want to give:
love.

When I wake up I:
press snooze, multiple times.

When I teach I feel:
connected.

When I practice I get:
empowered.

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