Busting yoga clichés: meet the bad yogi who is debunking stereotypes

Busting yoga clichés: meet the bad yogi who is debunking stereotypes

Erin Motz is not your traditional yoga teacher. She and her Bad Yogi tribe are redefining yoga culture, one asana at a time.

Perspective

What made you fall in love with yoga?

I felt graceful in my movement which I NEVER felt while doing any other kind of exercise. Yoga was the first thing that made me appreciate the way my body could move.

Tips to keeping it real (on and off the mat).

What other option do you have, really?! Keeping it real is much less risky than trying to play it safe and fake being something we’re not. Taking occasional criticism is a small price to pay for the freedom of being yourself.

Share a special teaching moment.

A highlight is less a single class and more a moment in time − creating a community, even online.

Pick a spirit animal.

I would have to say a sloth! I’m persistent, but occasionally slow moving.

What’s your guilty pleasure?

A giant charcuterie board with an ice-cold Aperol Spritz or a glass of rosé… or both. But I’d consume it all without a drop of guilt!

Skandasana (side yoga squat) is a super grounding pose.

Meditation visualisation in the south of France.

Chocolate cake deserves a photo shoot!

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