Fridays Back & Spine at 5:45 p.m.
Ceridwen began practicing yoga in 2009 and completed 200-hour teacher training in 2015. A poet and writing teacher, she is currently pursuing a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Utah. She approaches yoga as an inspiring practice—one that helps us grow toward balance and wellness and into our most creative selves. Her classes focus on connecting breath and movement, encouraging students to tune in and listen to their bodies.
Some of Ceridwen’s published work can be read at Rattle Poetry, 2 River, and Booth Journal.
How has your life/body changed since becoming a practitioner of yoga?
So many ways! I’ve felt my circulation and posture improve, gotten way fewer head-colds, developed healthier breathing patterns that help me stay calm and focused, and found the confidence move across the country (three times!). I’m earning a PhD in poetry, so yoga supports my creative work and helps me manage the ups and downs of grad school.
What is your yoga teaching philosophy?
My goal is to create an experience that invites students to attend to their own bodies and breath—and to express poses in a way that honors and cares for what they find there.
Where was your most memorable vacation?
Manitoulin Island—in the middle of Lake Huron.
What is your most cherished family tradition?
My siblings and I love to play word games whenever we are stuck in traffic or long lines together.
What is your favorite hike in Utah?
What is your favorite book?
Owl Moon has been a favorite since my picture book days.