Colette Byers 

Newport Breach, CA


Favorite yoga pose & why:

Bakasana / Crow Pose. It's just fun! I love the strength and power I get from this pose. There are also so many variations you can do with Crow, so the opportunities of where I can go with this pose are endless!

Most challenging yoga pose for you & why:

Virabhadrasana 3 / Warrior 3. Definitely.This pose is a mind game for me. My body hasn't figured it out yet, so it's pretty uncomfortable and I negatively anticipate and react to it before I even get into it! My journey with Warrior 3 has been a very conscious process of rewriting my thought patterns to find joy in the pose. I don't doubt that in time Warrior 3 will be one of my favorites, but I've got some practicing to do until I get there!

Hobbies or other things you like to do:

I can usually be found with family or friends doing any combination of the following: relaxing at the beach, hiking, eating tacos, practicing yoga (is that a given?!), going to concerts, making LA traffic fun by singing loudly in my car, drinking tea, and spending time outside and in the sun! 

Why are you a part of the GTM team?

 I truly believe that yoga teaches us to live fuller lives both on and off the mat and I want to share this with as many people as I can. I love that GTM reaches people who may not normally go to a yoga studio by creating a fun and friendly environment for people to practice yoga together - and more fun never hurt anyone!