About Yogatropic

About Yogatropic - Sukhasana
-trōpic (troh-pick)
a combining form meaning “turned toward, with an orientation toward” that is specified by the initial element (ex. geotropic); or, “having an affinity for, affecting” what is specified (lipotropic; neurotropic; psychotropic).

Source: Dictionary.com

The power of a name

When I was working as an Art Director, I often would participate — and sometimes lead — brand naming projects. When pitching names to clients, I’d remind them of the qualities that make a powerful brand name: memorability, simplicity, relevance, distinction, euphonism, and marketability. So, naturally, when I decided to create a website that would share my yoga adventures, I needed a name that encompassed both my personal philosophy and the vastness of my relationship with yoga… no pressure!

I was pretty much stumped…until one day, while name-hunting online, I found the above definition and suddenly found not only my name, but a vivid directional that would guide my project for two and a half years.

A philosophy for living

Anyone that has practiced vrksasana (tree pose) or natarajasana (Lord of the Dance pose) knows the importance of a drshti — or gazing point — to maintain balance on one foot. Without a steady focal point for the eyes, we feel off-center, vulnerable. On a grander scale, I’ve learned that the same is true in life.

Living a ‘yogatropic’ life means orienting yourself toward the practice, and letting it shift, shape, and inspire you to be your best Self.

For me, yoga has been the lodestar leading me in the right direction and cultivating a sense of deep focus and clarity in action. As I’ve questioned my path, felt stuck, or come upon emotional challenges, it’s my practice that has been my solid ground, helping me to see through the clutter and march onward.

Living a ‘yogatropic’ life means orienting yourself toward the practice, and letting it shift, shape, and inspire you to be your best Self.

So much to learn, so much to share

My first teacher used to remind us that yoga is a life-long journey, and there is always another layer to uncover — another place to go. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a sponge for experience, always looking for new and interesting ways to soak up knowledge and live more fully. It’s a sense of adventure and discovery that continues to fuel my practice and drives me to share it with others.

Yogatropic is the bubbling epicenter of my passion and excitement for yoga. It’s where my practice meets yours, and where we can share and push each other to grow as yogis and good citizens of the planet!