Hometown: Toronto, Canada

Birthday: August 1st

Training/education: 500-hour teacher training through YogaWorks

Mentor: Lisa Zaloga, Ally Bogard & Jillian Pransky

Primary practice (asana, pranyama, meditation, all?): All

Teaching style: Always to the beat of a thoughtfully sequenced playlist, I lead students through mindful movement, deep stretching, and breath awareness to bring ease and spaciousness to the mind, body and heart.

What poses do you always teach? Adho Mukha Svanasan (Downward-Facing dog), Virabhadrsana II (Warrior II) and Bhujangasana (Cobra pose)

Favorite pose? Supta Baddha Konasana (Reclining Bound Angle pose)

Least favorite pose? Dhanurasana (Bow pose)

NYC neighborhood? NoLita

Favorite fruit? Sweet sap from Jamaica

Favorite tunes for yoga? It's constantly changing! At the moment, Lapsley, Phosporescent, Devendra Banhart, Aquilo and Alt-j

Most embarrassing yoga moment? Practicing yoga in a packed class, completely unaware of a massive hole in the butt seam of my leggings…  

Interests outside of yoga: Making art, snowboarding, swimming in Canadian lakes and going Upstate

Special talent? I can talk backwards

Hunter or gatherer? Gatherer

What word do you always spell wrong? Humongous

Alien life? 100%

Social media handle/website: Instagram: @sophieellagreen