Rebecca Young with Guitar8 Limbs is pleased to reintroduce monthly Teacher Profiles to help you to know and learn from the amazing group of 8 Limbs Yoga Teachers. This month we profile Rebecca Young, Phinney Ridge resident, yoga practitioner, bassist, and Kids Yoga Teacher. Her next Kids Yoga series starts Monday, September 23. Who wouldn’t want their kid to have a yoga teacher like this?

Practicing Yoga Since: 1998

Teaching Yoga Since: 2003

Where do you teach? I taught on Maui 2003-4 and now back to teaching Kids Yoga at 8 Limbs, Phinney Ridge.

Hobbies/interests? My daily yoga practice keeps me sane and able to keep a lot of balls in the air with some amount of grace. I’m a professional bassist so I’m busy rehearsing, recording and gigging with various bands and singer/songwriters. I love to combine my love of music with teaching and I teach private students piano and bass from my home studio on Phinney Ridge. And I am really looking forward to an upcoming training to be a mentor of a fantastic social emotional literacy program called, “Roots of Empathy.”  You can read more about ROE here:

Yoga book recommendation: Well, you can’t beat “Meditations from the Mat” (Rolf Gates and Katrina Kenison) for daily inspiration and grounding!  And I keep wanting to re-read “How Yoga Works” by Geshe Michael Roach. It’s such a weird and wonderful book.

What non-yoga book are you reading/did you recently read? I just finished reading, “Things the Grandchildren Should Know” by Mark Everett.  “E” is the front man of the fabulous indie rock band “The Eels” and his life story is heartbreaking and heartwarming.

Favorite yoga practice/pose and why: Just getting myself to the mat once a day is my favorite. I consider that a success. And any kind of breath work is always a gift…

One secret that helps you stay healthy: My beautiful backyard spa/sauna.  And Epsom Salts baths.  Sweat and salt; nothing like that combination.

Currently inspired by: My 13-year-old daughter.  She is hard working and brave and funny and clever. Oh, and taller than me as of about a month ago…

Anything you want to share with our community? Bill McKibben – climate change activist – coming to Town Hall this month! Check out 350.org if you miss him live.

If you really wanna go the extra mile:  Do it on foot or bicycle. Drive less!!  I’m really trying. And hang your clothes outside on a line (for about another week here in Seattle) instead of running the dryer.

Favorite recipe? Not lately – but I do have a favorite new restaurant. It’s the sweetest and most delicious jewel of a place at 80th and 24th NW in Ballard/Crown Hill:  Café Munir.  Simple, modest, and ridiculously delicious Lebanese food. I won’t eat anywhere else until I’ve tried everything on the menu.  It’s like entering a different world and the food is cooked with love and beauty and served in clay dishes. I could go on…

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