This week, we're featuring an interview with the lovely and talented yoga teacher, Chloe Bovay, a former guest of Suncokret's who we've invited to teach in our space this summer.
Tell us a little about yourself; what else do you do besides teach yoga?
I love to walk in nature or in town, especially in a city I don’t know or barely, and to take photographs... And I’m fond of music, I am listening to a lot of music (jazz, classical, world, pop rock...).
How did you get into yoga?
I went in my first class of yoga in 2007 and it was love at the first sight : I knew that I had just found something that was about to help me and change my life, that it was exactly what I needed : to be grounded in my body and to quiet my mind.
What was your life like before yoga?
I was working with children and in a restaurant as a waitress, and studying music and singing: I was actually dreaming of being a singer!
What would you say is the one best thing about yoga?
As said, the first thing that was obvious for me with yoga is that it grounds me in my body and quiets my mind. But also, that through this connection with something deep and quiet in myself, it connects me with something bigger than myself too, and finally with other people.
I would also note the fact that it helps me to accept myself as I am, exactly as I am in the present moment. (And things as they are too, of course.) It is all about being able to see the beauty and perfection of the present moment.
What was your best class teaching / group event experience?
My class every Friday morning at the moment... I teach most of my classes in the afternoon or in the evening, and I enjoy the energy of the morning, and the presence of the people is quite different too. They are very happy and receptive too.
What was your favorite thing about coming to Suncokret as retreat guest?
It's hard to say! The yoga, the wonderful and quiet place, the people and the fact that it allowed me to connect deeply with myself and my yoga practice.
What do you hope guests will gain by attending your event at Suncokret?