Author SPORT.LES / Published: Nov-7-2019
Interview with Anne, Bubble Yoga founder
INTERVIEW WITH ANNE FROM BUBBLE YOGA
ANNE (@bubble.yoga), YOGA TEACHER AND FOUNDER OF BUBBLE YOGA (@bubbleyogaspace), INTRODUCES US HER NEW SPACE IN SAINT GALLEN. ANNE, MOUNTAIN LOVER AND WORLD EXPLORER, LOVES TO SHARE AND LIVE NEW EXPERIENCES WITH PEOPLE. THAT'S WHY SHE CREATES A NEW COMMUNITY SPACE FOR DREAM BIG, FLY HIGH AND LAND HAPPY! (AND, OF COURSE, A PLACE WHERE YOU CAN FIND THE BEST ETHICAL ACTIVEWEAR CURATED BY SPORT.LES).
"I AIM TO CREATE A SAFE SPACE FOR OTHERS TO COME & MOVE, TO BE THEMSELVES WITH NO COMPETITION OR JUDGMENT"
- What is your go to the fuel in the morning?
- What does a typical day in your week look like?
- Tell us about your lifestyle: what are your daily fitness routines?
- How do you think you have impacted the community by teaching?
I guess you’d have to ask the community for that… I aim to create a safe space for others to come & move, to be themselves with no competition nor judgment. I like to show my students what they’re capable of, doing it seriously but with a playful approach. I love to foster more connection between people & I am a big time encourager! If anyone that has ever been to my classes, visited my studio or trained with me has felt any of this then I’d say that's how I’ve had an impact...
- What drove you to become a S.L ambassador?
Funnily enough I would say that it’s because I do not particularly like shopping! Spending hours in stores & accumulating clothes is not my thing so when I found S.L it was all I needed: quality & stylish clothes from well curated brands with the comfort & friendly service of a neighbourhood store. If you wear sport gear all week long, you want something durable & that still goes beyond your classic black pants. I value Community above all so it felt natural to want to support & represent a business I personally love while also bringing great products to my students.
- If you weren't a yoga instructor, what would you be doing?
i’ve had a 10-year career in international marketing prior to that so I guess I could still be doing that…. But more realistically I’d most likely still be doing something that contributes to people feeling good about themselves: something in the wellness world or owner of a guest house, private event organiser or something? I also take more & more pleasure teaching mindfulness & self-development to young adults or at teacher trainings, so maybe just another type of teaching :)
- What 3 things does anyone starting in your industry need to know?
- What have you learned the most from the industry?
That it is easy to become comparative, competitive & individualistic - but that we’ll always grow better together. Sometimes it takes me a lot of effort to remember that & not fall into patterns of doubts & fear. But we all have a choice as to how we want to contribute to this industry & make it grow. My choice is to celebrate other’s successes & growth, to work hard for mine & to use behaviours that trigger me as engines for “better”. I often hear that at the end of the day the yoga world is like any other business world ; I want to disagree & not settle for that. I believe that the philosophy & tools that this practice is based upon can equip us to do better than any other field of business. And so at my modest level, I want to focus on how I can best be of service to my Community, how to partner with people I authentically align with & how to ultimately raise the bar together.
"IT FELT NATURAL TO SUPPORT & REPRESENT A BUSINESS (SPORT.LES) I PERSONALLY LOVE WHILE ALSO BRINGING GREAT PRODUCTS TO MY STUDENTS"
- What is the best thing about owning your studio?
- What is the perfect pair of leggings?
Day-proof ones that I can wear to yoga, in the streets or in the mountains! I tend to like thicker fabrics & low waist lines, colour-blocked ones that have a little funky detail to them or full-on patterns! It’s about balance, right?!
- Favorite activewear designer:
Tough one!! I’d say Alo & Onzie for leggings and Varley for the most comfortable yet feminine sports bras. I’m also a Patagonia fan for all things outdoors.
- What's in your workout bag?
Well, I usually wear my active gear (hello studio to streets styles!) which makes my life easier! So really my bag just has my water bottle, a comfy hoodie & my go-to essential oils. Oh and my noise cancelling headphones of course!