Get to know Crystal Gray, TNE Faculty and hosting a “Surrender to the Flow” retreat in Costa Rica next winter. Embrace your own inner weirdness along with Crystal and her retreat partner, Carrie Williamson while you chill in a tropical paradise.
1. What does it mean for you to “be something more” as part of your yoga practice, teaching, and your intentions for your retreat?
Being something more in my yoga practice means connecting more to my body, mind, or spirit than I did the day, week, or year before. Being more in my teaching is being able to translate more knowledge, having to do with the mind, body, or spirit as it relates to yoga than I did the day, week, or year before. To be something more in regards to our intentions for our retreat, we want to offer the students a chance to set their own intentions, whatever that may be, that will help them to find ways to be something more in their yoga practice or daily life.
2. Who has been your greatest influence and why?
My mother. She is one of the strongest people I know and also one of the nicest! She’s always been a great role model and let me embrace my “weirdness”.
3. If there was a yoga pose or mediation practice that described you – what would it be and why?
Visualization practice. You create your world by your thoughts and emotions.
4. Other than yoga, meditation, nutrition – what are some of your passions?
Music (listening and playing), kirtan, cooking for my friends and family, and helping my daughter explore the world around her.
5. What is on your “Costa Rica Bucket List?”