JANUARY 2019

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What Yoga Means to Me

by Kate Lawlor

Yoga at the Happie House has benefited my life in so many ways. I have become more confident in my body, learned ways to relax my mind when I am stressed, and have felt a sense of community in this big city. My favorite part of the day is escaping all the stresses of life and going to the Happie House, which to me is a space that is supportive, fun, and calming. 


FEBRUARY 2019

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What Yoga Means to Us

by Cristina Guarino

& Amarilis Lugo

Yoga, to me, is the one time per week I get to completely unwind and focus on my breath. I especially enjoy restorative yoga since it's so meditative and helps me stretch out and open up. After sitting at a desk all week for work, it's the perfect opportunity to unwind, unclench, and breathe through all the mental and physical tightness that builds up. Ever since starting restorative yoga a few months ago with Amarilis, I've noticed a definite difference in my mindfulness and mood, and I'm looking forward to carrying this habit into the new year and beyond.

-Cristina Guarino

I've been practicing yoga for 10 years and I love how it brings a focus and balance to my life. I started practicing Restorative yoga to supplement training for my running but now I can't go a week without it. Focusing on my breath and unwinding from the week helps me get the most out of my weekend. 

-Amarilis Lugo


MARCH 2019

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What Yoga Means to Me

by Remy Schonhaut

Everyone will tell you, yoga is the last thing I thought I’d fall in love with.  I have a lot of energy and really struggle with stillness. But after what seemed like one transition after another in my personal life I was determined to find a way to feel healthier, both physically and emotionally. And to find a way to spend time with myself while being around others.  I am so grateful to have found the Happie House because yoga, the teachers and environment has been completely life changing. 


APRIL 2019

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What Yoga Means to Us

by Samantha Walsh & Chris Diercksen

Yoga for me is the way I unwind and am able to find some more space within myself. It allows me to be my best self⠀

-Samantha Walsh

Yoga is a dedicated time to check in with my body through breath and careful adjustment. It’s a physical expression of gratitude.

-Chris Diercksen


Read about our previous yogis of the month here.