9 May 2014

"BE THE SKY, NOT THE WEATHER" -SUSAN LAMASH

"I absolutely adored working with Susan, she has so much gratitude and appreciation for the practice of yoga.  One thing that really resonated with me was how much truly loves the yoga community.  her desire to contribute to it, inspire it, cultivate it.  We all have wonderful studio families that we’ve connected to.  A supportive sangha where we have put down roots.  and that is amazing and should be honoured and nurtured. There is also a bigger community, one that we all belong to, whether you are a yoga practitioner or not.  One of my teachers, Ryan Leier, reminds us, truth is…We are one.  I love that Susan gets that.  It’s so inspiring to photograph, and be able to communicate with, someone who loves people and loves life in such a transparent and genuine way. Thank you so much, Susan!  For the amazing session and for your beautiful, open heart."

Jenn Crebas Photography, Susan Lamash, Edmonton Yoga, Prairie Yogi, I am a prairie yogi, spring in the prairies
Images: Jenn Crebas photography - Model: Susan Lamash



Jenn Crebas Photography, Susan Lamash, Edmonton Yoga, Prairie Yogi, I am a prairie yogi, spring in the prairies

PY: Three words that describe you?  

SL: Empathic Loving Free-Spirit. 
Jenn Crebas Photography, Susan Lamash, Edmonton Yoga, Prairie Yogi, I am a prairie yogi, spring in the prairiesJenn Crebas Photography, Susan Lamash, Edmonton Yoga, Prairie Yogi, I am a prairie yogi, spring in the prairies

PY: What does being a Prairie Yogi mean to you?  

SL: Adaptability! There is a saying, “be the sky not the weather” and when you live in the Prairies, nothing could be truer. 
Jenn Crebas Photography, Susan Lamash, Edmonton Yoga, Prairie Yogi, I am a prairie yogi, spring in the prairiesJenn Crebas Photography, Susan Lamash, Edmonton Yoga, Prairie Yogi, I am a prairie yogi, spring in the prairies

PY: What's your intention/mantra of the moment?

SL: I pulled the following ‘Be The Change’ card in a recent meditation training and it has become my mantra: “PATIENCE – I recognize and accept that there is a bigger picture than I perceive and everything is coming together in perfect timing”  
Jenn Crebas Photography, Susan Lamash, Edmonton Yoga, Prairie Yogi, I am a prairie yogi, spring in the prairiesJenn Crebas Photography, Susan Lamash, Edmonton Yoga, Prairie Yogi, I am a prairie yogi, spring in the prairies

PY: What inspires you?

SL: Those who make it a priority to impress a positive impact in their community on a daily basis inspire me; I believe we all have the ability to contribute, in our own unique and meaningful way, to the collective flow of positivity.
Jenn Crebas Photography, Susan Lamash, Edmonton Yoga, Prairie Yogi, I am a prairie yogi, spring in the prairiesJenn Crebas Photography, Susan Lamash, Edmonton Yoga, Prairie Yogi, I am a prairie yogi, spring in the prairies

PY: What asana challenges you in your practice in this moment?

SL: Adho Mukha Vrksasana (Handstand). I am in the midst of a handstand challenge on Instagram, which has been very challenging and fun.  
Jenn Crebas Photography, Susan Lamash, Edmonton Yoga, Prairie Yogi, I am a prairie yogi, spring in the prairies
Jenn Crebas Photography, Susan Lamash, Edmonton Yoga, Prairie Yogi, I am a prairie yogi, spring in the prairies


PY: Favourite thing about spring in the prairies?

SL: In my mind Spring arrives when I see the first robin. This morning I watched with my twins as a pair was building their nest in a tree in our backyard – a place for new life to grow.

Jenn Crebas Photography, Susan Lamash, Edmonton Yoga, Prairie Yogi, I am a prairie yogi, spring in the prairiesJenn Crebas Photography, Susan Lamash, Edmonton Yoga, Prairie Yogi, I am a prairie yogi, spring in the prairies

PY: Where can our readers find more of you? 

SL: I teach Vinyasa, Power Flow, Gentle Hatha , Childrens Yoga and Meditation in Edmonton, Alberta. See more on my blog.

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