Teacher Profile: Hannah Keene
Hannah completed the first year of TULA teacher training in 2016 and has been around ever since. I actually don't know Hannah, personally, very well. What I do know is, that every time I see her, I am reminded that energy is real. Her energy is bright, beautiful and positive and I feel it when she walks in the room. She leads her classes from the heart, she always makes you feel comfortable and welcome and I am so very proud and honored that she chose to be a part of the TULA community.
Here's some more about Hannah:
Hometown: Salida, Colorado
Favorite Color: swampy greens!
Favorite Yoga Pose: Marichyasana I
Least Favorite: (Why) Lotus isn’t necessarily my least favorite but it is the pose that I struggle with the most in my personal practice.
Sign: Sun in Cancer/Rising Aquarius/Moon in Libra
Favorite Place: Norway has been my favorite place I’ve traveled but I am homebody, I love my home studio.
Favorite Movie: The Thing! When I grow up, I want to be like Kurt Russell.
Why do you teach Yoga?
I teach because part of my practice is service. Giving back to my community is very important to me, especially through yoga. I struggled when I first started practicing but I had teachers who held me accountable and encouraged me. I have such love and gratitude for them. They showed me how to be the teacher I now want and hope to be for my students. One who is gracious, patient and kind.
How do you define Yoga?
Yoga, for me, is a practice in being present. A way to slow down and catch up with yourself. It is a practice to build trust in yourself and in your intentions. But it’s also a place to hold space for other people. In practice, we come together, in one room, working out whatever it is we need to work out and we’re doing it together. That is powerful and there is nothing else quite like it.
What would your last meal be? A hot cup of coffee and an entire peach cobbler.
The band you can't live without? Songs Ohia, PJ Harvey and Electric Wizard
Most empowering moment?
Sometimes, getting out of bed everyday feels like the most empowering thing I’ve done but let’s go with finishing college and becoming the first person in my family to earn a Master’s degree.
If you could travel anywhere in the world right now where would it be and what would you do? I’d love to go back to the UK and travel the countryside.
When you aren't teaching yoga, what can you be found doing? Drinking coffee and reading!
Three fun facts we don't know about you? I used to be a Magician’s Assistant, I read 52 books a year and I’m a poet.
Hannah teaches Restorative Yoga on Sunday mornings at 9am and Gentle Yoga on Wednesday mornings at 10:30am.