5 Questions with Lacey
How did you get into Yoga?
Before becoming a yogi, I thought yoga was “slow,” and “boring,” and had no intentions of stepping foot in a studio. As a triathlete, I had the bad habit of logging mile after mile, beating my body up but never taking the time to repair it. At the time, a close friend of mine (who was also a triathlete), told me how much she loved yoga and how beneficial it was to her strength training and recovery. She insisted that I join her for a class and see what power yoga was all about.
I will never forget my first yoga experience. I woke up and went to sunrise yoga with her, and the two of us sweated through Barron Baptiste’s “Journey into Power.” That experience changed my vision forever! The mix of the asanas and the build-up of “fire” along with it’s flowing water-like transitions spoke to my body like nothing I ever before experienced. I left the studio feeling light, relaxed, and free from mental stress.
From that day forward I knew I needed yoga in my life. I joined a nearby power studio and within a year I was already signed up to become a yoga teacher so that I could share this powerful journey with others.
What is your guilty pleasure?
Coming home from a long trail run, taking a hot shower and then putting on sweatpants while snuggling up with my dog and two older sisters. The afternoon would be spent watching re-runs of Beverly Hills 90210, while eating Graham Crackers and drinking Alba. After a few episodes, we’ll take a break and get Deep Tissue Massages, then resume 90210 until nightfall… This guilty pleasure never gets old!
If you could live in a book, tv show, or movie what would it be and why?
The Wonder Years! I would love to have been friends with Winnie Cooper and Kevin Arnold, living in a time without electronics and all of the distractions of today’s world. Their true friendship is one that I always envied. I’d love to hang out with them in Harper’s Woods, living in the 60’s during such radical change in America.
If you could master one skill you don’t have, what would it be?
A handstand without a wall behind me! It continues to be a work in progress…
If you could time travel would you go to the past or the future and why?
I would jump into the past so that I could tell my future-self that everything would be okay. I spent a lot of time in my early 20’s worrying about things, specifically how my life would turn out in various ways. Now that I am living a life that I love with the man of my dreams, I wish I wouldn’t have wasted so much time and energy worrying. Instead I wish I would have just trusted that everything would have fallen into place…