ZOVIG GARBOUSHIAN

Hometown:
Elk Grove, CA

Where do you live?
Brooklyn, NY

Training/Certifications:
200 hr, LDPY (2015)

# of years teaching yoga:
1.5

Do you have a second professional life?
I work in professional development and consult/project manage for Lyons Den Power Yoga

What are your outside interests outside the studio?
Theatre – I see cheap, off-Broadway plays as much as I can. Travel – I leave the country at least once a year. Home-decor – I have a serious obsession with affordable art and rugs.

Where’s your favorite space to rejuvenate in the city?
Just outside the city, on any beach. My strategy is to arrive early in the morning and leave early afternoon before the crowds come.

Favorite pre- and post-yoga snacks/meals:
Bananas or an iced coffee (usually both) always do me right pre-practice, and after, I’ll eat anything.

What’s your favorite pose?
It’s a tie – Frog pose and Half Moon pose. One gives me release and the other gives me expansion.

The pose I have a complicated relationship with:
Crow – sometimes I’m on point, other times I’m ready to face plant. My Crow has commitment issues.

What song can you put on repeat?
Policy of Truth by Depeche Mode.

I love:
skinny jeans, dogs, early mornings, and dancing for hours.

I want:
manis and massages every week.

Yoga gives me:
a way to work out my stuff.

When I was little I wanted to be:
a professional chef.

I want to change:
my height – I’d love to be 5’10”, glamazon-style.

I want to give:
my honesty…always.

When I wake up I:
make a bee-line for iced coffee.

When I teach I feel:
I’m part of something special.

When I practice I get:
an intellectual challenge.

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