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Nancy Bellantoni teaches yoga at Om Warrior Yoga Studio in Boston’s Financial District where they offer lunchtime classes if you are looking for an escape from your desk!  In her own words, she has been practicing yoga “since the last century”.  Her husband introduced her to yoga in the mid-90’s, with his well-worn copy of Autobiography of a Yogi.
 
wind up…  how do you wind up, prepare for the week ahead?
I turn inward, listen to music and explore my embody-map with my Roll Model® method balls.
 
and, when you need to exhale…  what’s your other direction?
East!  I head out to the ocean. I am a competitive sailboat racer and blue water sailor. The Caribbean is nice, and so is Italy.
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favorite high powered snack?
Avocado!

the sound of music…   you have room for 5 tracks on your playlist, they are?
Five tracks? I would load it up with roots reggae music…  anything Marley. And one track of Harold Bud, maybe The Room of Mirrors.

your bible…  what one book do you turn to time and time again for inspiration?
The Trail Guide to the Body by Andrew Biel. I turn inward, literally, for inspiration. We can learn a lot from our bodies!

 

Interview compiled by Susan Currie

Author Susan Currie is Managing Editor at BOSTON YOGA and an Associate Editor at LA YOGA magazine. Beyond her contributions to these publications, her words and images have been featured in the Boston Globe, Elephant Journal, Yogi Times, the Huffington Post, Spirit of St. Bart’s and on the cover of the book Moving into Meditation (Shambala) by Anne Cushman. 

Susan is also the creator of the Daily Inhale and an RYT 200 registered yoga instructor. She unpacks her various professional experiences through creative (and yoga) workshops she leads throughout the country. Her new book, Once Divided (Shanti Arts 2016), a blend of visual and verse, is now available in wide release. GRACENOTES, its follow-up, will be published in 2017.