Teacher Feature: Monique Gray Smith

tree 2Teacher Feature: Monique Gray Smith

Find Monique at the Friday night Illumination Event.

What or who inspires you? My children inspire me! I am always in awe of their willingness to take risks and to go after what they want. As well, their kindness and empathy inspires me.

Do you have a personal philosophy you live by?  All good things in their rightful time.

What is one book have you read over and over again? Love by Leo Buscaglia

If you could spend one day anywhere in the world where would it be? At home in Kamloops with my Mom and sister, canning peaches, sharing stories and nitter nattering at each other.

How do you recharge your batteries? Long, hot Epsom bath…and going to a matinee by myself. I love getting lost in the story portrayed on the big screen and there is something soul filling for this introvert to go by myself.

What is your morning ritual? Before opening my eyes, offering this prayer, “I offer thanksgiving for the gift of another day, for my safe passage through the night and the safe passage of those I love.”

What do you like most about the Victoria Yoga Conference? The sense of community, the smiles and the hope…it’s palpable!