Meet Brim! A warm & welcoming presence behind the desk, Brim helps make the Flow community feel like a family. Learn more about her below :)
What inspires you to practice at Flow?
The community and variety of teaching styles inspires me to practice at Flow, and it's one of the reasons I started coming to the studio 10 years ago. I wanted to experience different styles and approaches to yoga. Some days I feel like working hard in a power class, other days I want to have a more relaxed or contemplative practice. I appreciate so much the wide bandwidth the teachers at Flow are given to develop individual approaches.
Tell us about your current practice including some of your favorite classes & teachers?
I currently practice 2-3 days per week, and my favorite teachers (variety!) are Mimi Rieger, Cory Bryant, Juliet Stoval, Aqeel Yaseen, and Brittany DeChino. But, I'm definitely a bit of a power junkie right now, so I mostly go to classes with Mimi.
Why is your yoga practice important to you?
My yoga practice is ESSENTIAL to my wellbeing. Both my mental and physical health depends upon it greatly. Fifteen years ago I was definitely in the yoga skeptic camp, but a friend at the time convinced me to go and keep going, and then one day it finally clicked. I've been practicing regularly ever since, and definitely know when I need a class/when it's been too long. My body doesn't feel good and my mind gets a certain edginess to it. Yoga helps me keep my body and mind in balance. As a long-course/endurance athlete, yoga helps me develop strength, flexibility, and the mindfulness necessary to take on new challenges. It makes me feel strong and powerful, connected and part of a community.
What are some things you love about DC living?
I've been in D.C. for over twenty years and oh how it's changed! I've been living in Park View for 5 years and I have to say that I love this neighborhood so much. It's quiet but with just enough bustle. The local businesses like Colony Club or Room 11 still feel really local - I know my bartenders and baristas, and they know what I drink. I also love that I know a lot of my neighbors just from walking around and saying hello to people. I'm a Rock Creek Park addict! I go there at least once a day to run or hike with my dog. It's a TREASURE that I'm not sure I could live without. It truly feels like being in the woods right in the middle of the city and it's amazing. And one of my favorite places in the summer is Banneker Pool on Georgia Avenue for lap swimming, sun bathing and unrivaled people watching.
What is something the Flow community may not know about you?
I'm a member of a local triathlon team, District Multisport. I've been a team member since 2013, and with the support of my teammates I've evolved into a long-course/endurance athlete. I've finished multiple Ironmans and ultra-marathons (with another one on the docket for this summer!), and it brings such joy and purpose to my life. I LOVE training and racing with this group of amazing people, and can't imagine life without it (the team or the sports). I have a pit-bull mix rescued from the Humane Rescue Alliance; her name is Rosemary and she's definitely my partner in crime...
Anything else you would like to share?
Thank you to Flow for this recognition and for creating such an amazing space!