Q&A with Naya Rappaport

1. Whats your yoga story? (how did you get involved, how long have you been practicing, etc.)

My mother introduced me to Bikram yoga 15 years ago. However, I dedicated myself to daily yoga practice October 2012.

2. What’s your favorite song to practice to, or favorite playlist?

I prefer to practice with no music or maybe just white noise in the background. When I teach I open pandora and my favorite station is : Sanskrit. It plays music with no lyrics and it was like a Moroccan, Arabic … Indian type of feel.

3. What is something you’ve learned from yoga that resonates with you the most?

I have learned way too much and will continue to expand my studies. For right now… I am embracing that change is constant. I constantly need to update my facts to re-evaluate and update my “truth.”

4. What is your most memorable yoga experience?

My most memorable yoga experiences are breakthroughs. The times that I have cried on my mat and in class.
Times that I have cried during meditation. Happy and sad tears.

5. What destination is next on your travel list and why?

I would love to travel to Italy. I just love it. I love traveling in general. I have a great time everywhere I go. (Thank God)

6. If you could interview anyone who would it be and why?

This is a challenging questions… MANY people. To name two really quickly….
1. Satchidananda Saraswati author of many yoga related books.
2. Alfred Stieglitz American photographer.

7. If you had to choose a theme song for you life, what would it be?

These are challenging questions that would require time to think about.
Right now I’ll just throw something out there: Man in the mirror by MJ

8. If you were on a deserted island, what 3 items would you bring and why?

A lighter, a partner and Tequila.

9. What’s one food you couldn’t live without?

Rice and beans.

10. What is one quote you try to live by?

Envy is ignorance, imitation is suicide. -RWE

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Danielle Radulski is a social media manager at Yovada who eats, sleeps and breathes everything health, fitness, yoga and wellness. She is also a yoga teacher, avid traveler and major foodie.

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