This month we are getting to know MVP student Halee Randall!
MVP: Tell us a bit about you.
Halee: Hello! My name is Halee Randall. Currently, my family and I live right outside of Cleveland, OH. We spent the last 4 years in Las Vegas, NV; and we just moved to the Cleveland area this year. I am loving the change of pace and the beautiful nature Cleveland has to offer! I have three kids who keep me busy. In my free time, I love going on walks, grabbing a coffee, and crocheting. I have also never turned down Mexican foods. There is no wrong time for Mexican food. It is my favorite! I have enjoyed creating sequences for my yoga classes. Seeing the final product come to life is rewarding.. I tend to lean more toward slower flows and have taken an interest in learning about restorative yoga and all its benefits.
MVP: How did you get into Yoga?
Halee: I love this question because I feel that I was called to Yoga. When we moved to Cleveland, I was feeling very lost and wanted something for myself. Yoga kept on coming up in different ways and signs. Initially, I was confused because I had done little to no yoga. I knew very little about it . I was on a walk one day and different ideas came into my mind about the things I could do with yoga, and I realized how much it was inline with my current lifestyle. Once I realized that I understood why all the signs were coming to me. I then started to look up yoga teaching programs and came across My Vinyasa Practice. Immediately, I knew that it was the perfect fit for me. I am so grateful that I listened to the signs that have led me to learn about this beautiful practice.
MVP: What are your go-to asana modifications to make a class more accessible?
Halee: I love offering simple modifications like using the wall as a balance or offering a gentler position. I always say, at the beginning of my class, that everything I offer is optional and there should never be pain. I think it is a great reminder to listen to your body.
MVP: How do you practice Yoga off the mat?
Halee: One of my favorite ways to practice off of the mat is to go outside and enjoy nature. I love going on hikes and finding a calm spot where I can sit down and take some deep breaths and reset. I love taking a moment throughout the day to think of things that I am grateful for and appreciate all that have been given to me.
MVP: Do you have a favorite mantra?
Halee: Yes. My favorite mantra is “This too shall pass”. I know, it is not a typical yoga mantra; but, it is one that I keep telling myself during a hard and long day. Knowing this feeling is temporary and life will always have its ebbs and flows, gives me a peace of mind.
MVP: Website and/or social media page you want to spotlight?
Halee: You can follow me on Instagram at @yoga.with.halee – That is where I post about the classes that I am teaching, and fun day to day content!
Thank you so much for sharing your practice with us, Halee!