Guest Spotlight: Alexandra Chili


Meet Alexandra! A fan of Flow’s mid-morning classes, she’s a joy to have in the Flow community. Learn more about her below :)

What inspires you to practice at Flow?

I am continually inspired by the people Flow attracts. Few teachers have spoken more truly to me and I've noticed my practice progress in ways that I did not expect. The space is spacious, clean, and echoes past practices of love and study. Finally, I have always been treated kindly and respectfully from the staff members, fellow yogis, and community of Flow.

Tell us about your current practice including some of your favorite classes & teachers?

I see my current practice as some version of a yin yang. I absolutely love Cory Bryant's classes and dutifully attend the mid-morning practices. He teaches love with discipline and challenges me to give my best effort everyday on and off the mat. In some ways, he is hardcore and I balance this with an extremely fluid practice from Sam Breschi. In Sam's classes, I expect nothing and allow him to lead. I find myself being very present and aware of the most subtle layers of introspection thanks to his guidance.

Why is your yoga practice important to you?

Yoga helps me to be fluid like water moving down a stream. By diving into the philosophy of yoga and working with asana and breath, I can often return to a place of more tranquility and contentment with whatever life offers. I also appreciate the opportunity to study the self and be curious.

What are some things you love about DC living?

I love living in DC because I've made it my home. I live amongst beautiful friends, work with my passions and I can always find adventure around town. Meridian Hill Park, Timber Pizza, Petworth in general, and the National Mall are some of my favorite spots.

What is something the Flow community may not know about you?

Hmm... I bet people don't know that I was a pro basketball player in Europe for two years. I played college basketball at Muhlenberg College and then went overseas to Denmark and Germany. You can look up some highlights online if you google me.

Anything else you would like to share?

I am a personal trainer at VIDA Fitness U St. and I also teach yoga. I love talking about health, yoga, fitness, hoops and all things that contribute to our wellness as individuals and as a community. Don't be shy to say hello.