Regina Hughes

What's your superpower? / What do you want it to be?

I’m an extremely empathetic person so I would say my superpower is feeling *all* the feelings.

How do you express gratitude?

I take a few moments on the daily (even if I’m feeling cranky at the world) to write in my journal what I’m thankful for  and why I’m thankful for it. This practice helps me refocus on what’s good in life (and there are so many things in life that are good).

Why do you share yoga?

Sharing is caring and my practice has always been what keeps me sane even in the most challenging of times so I feel responsible for passing that light around to others however I can.

What's your favorite pose? Why?

The answer to this is constantly changing as my practice shifts but for today, I'll say Camel Pose (Ustrasana). I find backbending to be so therapeutic - it opens the heart and boosts your energy so I always include those shapes in my personal practice. 

When was the last time you laughed out loud?

Man, that one video of the arctic fox laughing gets me every time. And if you have no clue what I’m talking about, just google “cute arctic white fox laughing” – you’re welcome.

What always makes you smile?

My two orange cats, Vincent & Theo, always make me smile (even when they wake me up at 4am for extra cuddles).

What does flow mean to you? 

Flow means being open to life and willing to take all the good, bad, and in between as lessons and blessings. This goes for time spent on and off of the yoga mat.

What can our TGY friends expect from your class?

I encourage students to step onto the mat with a sense of curiosity and a willingness to explore what's possible in the moment. My classes offer students the opportunity to challenge themselves in a compassionate and creative environment. We'll breathe, we'll flow, we'll hold shapes, and I love throwing in some mudra, meditation, and inspiration along the way so a student can leave class feeling aligned with their highest sense of self.