Hannah Faulkner

San Diego, CA
United States

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I seek to share her passions for yoga, travel, art, nature, adventure, and creativity with you!

I create balanced, fun, intellectual, refreshing yoga sequences that take you on far away imaginary journeys while also teaching deeper yoga philosophy and wellness concepts. These classes are available live in San Diego or on video (many filmed on location) to take you on an inspiring journey abroad!

With 4 years of experience as a flight attendant, and many more adventures preceding, my curiosity and adventurous spirit have explored ancient ruins, pilgrimage treks, world famous art museums, countless natural beauty vistas and monuments, while encountering and soaking in elements from worldwide cultures. I have chosen San Diego as my home because of the abundant sunshine, aesthetic design, friendly people, nourishing nature, and yogic culture.

I first tried yoga at the end of my college studies, when my fingertips were 6-8 inches from touching the ground (in forward fold), then I dabbled in yoga on Nintendo Wii. However, I really dove in and found transformation through Yoga One San Diego. In 2012, while serving tables at Cafe Chloe I met Laura McCorey, a teacher and blog writer from Yoga One, and began learning yoga in beautiful Balboa Park. Laura opened my perspective to the healing aspect that yoga can bring and I began to find inner balance and peace as she practiced 3-4 times a week at the studio for the following years to the present. With an athletic background of a runner and hiker, I gradually began to increase in flexibility, balance and whole body strength. Today, her palms can press against the earth in forward fold! This teaches us that yoga is not for the flexible, but it is here to help us become more flexible!

In fall of 2014, after completing the Rainbow Kids Yoga Training, I stumbled upon the opportunity to also teach yoga to my art students at the charter school. I continued to deepen my practice as I received her 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Certifficate from Yoga One San Diego in March 2015. I shared my passion of travel by taking kids through imaginary journeys to different places. This passion evolved into teaching live adult adventure classes at Yoga One San Diego and Waterfront Park.

My students have been able to experience the joy and health benefits that yoga has to offer. I emphasize safety in getting into and out of poses, proper alignment, and the benefits of breathing with your movements (Vinyasa Flow). I incorporate partner poses like 'Bicycle" and "House" to teach trusting and interconnected relationships.

I enjoys inspiring my students through a full body experience of movement with breath, muscle strength and flexibility, connection with others, listening to verbal instructions and stories, playing world music, aromatherapy, and symbolism through visual art as well.

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