Moksha yoga center

Aya-Nikole Cook – Moksha Yoga Center Chicago

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unhappiness brought me to yoga well you

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know it winds up that at this point I

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feel like I was searching for yoga my

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whole life and I didn’t find it until

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really late in life I was still really

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unhappy I just I hadn’t found anything

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that really resonated with me and one

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day I was at a friend’s house lamenting

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over a broken relationship and she was

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you know really patient and she SAT

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there and like let me wallow in

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self-pity and listen to me talk and then

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she’s like okay well it’s time for my

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yoga class so you can come with or you

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know you can go but I’m going to yoga

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and it was funny so I was like what I

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guess I’ll come with you so she loaned

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me some clothes and I went to Michael

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McAvoy’s beginner yoga class at moksha

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so he was my first yoga teacher

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he was like really tough you know but I

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loved the challenge and afterwards I

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forgot that I was even sad I couldn’t

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even remember when I was what I was

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upset about before and my friend asked

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me how I liked the yoga class and I said

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I want to do what he did I want to be a

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yoga teacher and it was just like

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instant you know click for me and then

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within a couple of weeks I’ve signed up

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for the teacher training program dovin

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with both feet and never looked back

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people kept telling me that I should do

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ashtanga then I had the perfect body for

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ashtanga that I my body was built for

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rush Tonga and stuff like this and I was

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just curious like what do they mean you

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know I’m like what is this thing I found

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that the practice actually happens where

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you should actually be introduced to the

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practice is in my store while let

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classes are great and you know they it’s

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fun to practice in a big group like that

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and to follow the rhythm and the here

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the stands for account and it’s it’s

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very engaging but mysore is where you

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really get to know the practice i’m

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definitely like a morning person i get

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up with like four in the morning and

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that’s when I thrive I get the most done

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between like 4am and 10am and that’s

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when I feel my best and so I was happy

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to have a space that I could go to and

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actually do my yoga practice and you

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know get it in because it is my personal

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practice it feels like the most

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authentic thing I can offer and

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everything else anything else that I

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were to teach would feel inauthentic

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I’m a hundred percent invested in making

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ashtanga accessible to all the different

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kinds of bodies who want to practice it

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I encourage people to slow down and take

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time and partly because that’s the way I

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was taught and my store tied encouraged

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me take as many breaths as you need to

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take to get into the posture you know

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you’re not a failure if it takes you

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longer to get into it you know you it’s

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better to have that kind of relationship

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with the posture so you really

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understand what you’re doing and also

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you’re less likely to injure yourself

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you know when you take your time and

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when you are patient with yourself when

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I started even though I had a dance

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background I wasn’t particularly

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flexible and you know i saw these things

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really change and part of why i changed

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is because the practice is a daily

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practice so anything that you do six

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days a week is gonna you know give you

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some results

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I would want each of my students to

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leave feeling like you know they figured

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something out about who they are and you

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know how they approach things just by

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paying attention to what they’re doing

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in the class sound of phone three times

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together so take a full deep inhale new

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breath

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yeah so my business is called Hadji

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coutura how big giant Stein went to

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school for fashion design and I love to

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dance and so I would go out dancing all

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the time I always felt like you know if

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I was going out dancing I should have

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something that I made that I could wear

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because people are you know you meet

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people and they say what do you do I’m a

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designer oh did you make that and if

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you’re not wearing it as like you know

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so I didn’t have time to make something

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to make any clothes that night so I made

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a pair of earrings and they were like

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these big hoop earrings that had these

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brown feathers all around them within

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that first year that wound up in elle

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magazine and i was featured on The Today

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Show interviewed by Al Roker to talk

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about the jewelry line and I got into

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Henri Bendel and on in New York on Fifth

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Avenue it was like that’s where the line

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debuted and you know it was an Italian

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Vogue like crazy things were happening

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you know so it just seemed like when I

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was supposed to be doing and there was

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this momentum that I just kind of went

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with

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you

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