TULA Teacher Highlight: Veronica Stevens

In a new blog series, we are going to highlight a new TULA teacher each month so that you can get to know the people behind the amazing teaching here at TULA.

First up, Veronica Stevens.

Veronica teaches at TULA on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12pm, Wednesdays at 6:45pm and leads a prenatal class on Wednesdays at 5:30pm. She is expecting her first baby in July! 

She is a full-time yoga teacher and doula. You can keep up with all her activities at Happybabyyogi.com

Name: Veronica Stevens

Nick Name:  V, Ronnie, Vern, V-ron

Hometown: Chicago

Favorite Color: Green

Favorite Yoga Pose: This tends to change over time but in my current state cat/cow feels amazing!

Least Favorite: (Why) Again this is always shifting so as of now forward folds just aren't the same, definitely can't get as deep as I used to;)

Sign: Libra

Favorite Place: Anywhere near a big body of water

Movie: The Wizard of Oz

Book: Right now Dance, Dance, Dance by Murakami and all time favorite its Everybody Poops

Why do you teach Yoga?  It has provided profound healing for me and teaching it is my way of serving others.

How do you define Yoga? To me yoga is recognizing the connection between everything, stripping away the layers that prevent us from feeling the deep, integral sense of presence that we need to show up and inhabit the moment fully.

What would your last meal be? Tom yum, french fries, mac and cheese (Obviously I'm pregnant haha).

The band you can't live without? Hard to pick just one! Nick Drake, Joanna Newsom, Fleetwood Mac, Iron and Wine (older stuff), Jurrasic 5, Beach House, Beirut, Julianna Barwick, Van Morrison, lots of oldies and even some terrible pop music that is just fun to dance to. 

Most empowering moment? Attending my first birth as a doula, organizing volunteer trips to Haiti to teach yoga

If you could travel anywhere in the world right now where would it be and what would you do? Of all the places I've traveled I really feel a deep connection to Latin America and have always wanted to go to Iguazu Falls.

When you aren't teaching yoga, what can you be found doing? Eating! Yoga, enjoying nature, Doula-ing, traveling, cooking.

Three fun facts we don't know about you?

1.) You can still find a post I wrote about Hanson when I was 10 out there on the World Wide Web

2.) I went through a "Sonny and Cher" phase in 6th grade and did a lot of presentations on them

3.) My parents played a lot of Bob Marley when I was growing up. I always thought the song "Stir it Up" was just about cooking.