Adrienne Love Yoga
"I felt so blessed to be able to access this network and to set it in motion for a good cause. I also love teaching hard to reach students. I believe skepticism is wise, and I respect it ..."
Wanderlust Weekly: Congrats on the growth of your practice! What inspired its creation? Adrienne Love: Thank you! Yoga inspires me endlessly. I see profound growth in the students I serve. Knowing I am contributing in some way to the positive development of other lives keeps my metaphoric gas tank full. Whether I’m teaching on-site at corporate offices in San Francisco, at professional conventions and meetings in Napa, in high-end hotel spas like the Waldorf Astoria, at festivals like Sundance, or in public schools and shelters, the reward and the inspiration for teaching yoga are the same. People smile when they leave practice. They shift. They’re more grounded and better prepared to make wise decisions. They’re more compassionate and they’re more focused. There is more space for joy. After more than 20 years of practice, I see these same shifts in myself every single time I come to the mat. How could I not want to share this? I began offering on-site yoga for San Francisco Bay Area professionals because I saw a need in the local market. So many professional people are exhausted and strung out. They need a way to rejuvenate and to bring joy back into their lives in a way that is easily accessible, affordable and fun. On-site yoga offers this. Happier, healthier people make better employees. Just like happier, healthier companies make better companies. It’s that simple.
Wanderlust Weekly: You've built a strong community following in San Francisco, what are some of your proudest moments? Adrienne Love: Some of my proudest moments as a yoga teacher have come from my volunteer work. In 2015 I created a fantastic, high-profile fundraiser to support an amazing organization called the Nepal Youth Foundation (please see the Fox 13 live interview in the press section of my website), which works to educate and protect children from some of Nepal’s most impoverished families. One of the best parts of the fundraiser was the coming together of the local yoga community—studio owners, teachers and students came out of the woodwork to support the project. I felt so blessed to be able to access this network and to set it in motion for a good cause. I also love teaching hard to reach students. I believe skepticism is wise, and I respect it. I like working with skepticism, not against it.
Wanderlust Weekly: We wish you continued success in 2017, what upcoming news or developments can we look forward to? Adrienne Love: Thank you! I plan to continue to grow my on-site yoga and wellness business for professionals in San Francisco and Marin. I am also hard at work on a novel about the art of lounge singing in the Bay Area. Writing a novel is something I have always wanted to do and so far yoga has given me the courage and determination necessary to see this immense challenge through to its current state. There is much more work to be done, but I am confident that I will stay the course. Wish me luck! [ learn more ]