Our Namaste Tribe is a powerhouse of wise, talented, and experienced teachers who have dedicated their lives to sharing the gift of yoga with others. We are constantly in awe of the incredible offerings our teachers bring to this community. We are excited to share a new blog series focused on celebrating our teachers and hopefully giving you all a glimpse into the talented team that makes up Namaste Yoga + Wellness.
Meet Hannah Franco
What inspired you to become a yoga instructor?
Yoga touches every part of my life. it always always reminds me who I am and I want to help other people cultivate that center.
Your favorite literature on yoga or meditation?
HERE ARE SO MANY GOOD ONES!!! But this is my fav… Desire: by Daniel Odier and The Path of Awakening by Adyashanti.
Best advice you have ever received relating to your practice?
Just be yourself.
Your favorite self-care practices?
Abhyanga!!!! I go crazy for oils…
What is your morning routine?
I literally bolt out of bed and in to my yoga pants. I adore community so I’m always taking classes of one kind or another and the morning time is my favorite!.
What are you involved with outside the studio?
I’m so obsessed with yoga that I decided to design yoga pants for a living!!! I’m also a huge fan of dancing. I like all kinds, I’m not promising I’m any good though:) Outdoor time is key. I love hot springs, they just take you to a whole new place…and of course a good glass of rose! I’m often at Ordinaire or Boot and Shoe Service. I love supporting my community!!!
Absolute favorite asana?
UTKATASANA! It hurts so good…
What is your favorite thing about yoga?
It really wants you to be you as you are. Messy . Amazing . Strong . Silly . Dedicated. Vulnerable . and Crazy Powerful.
What is something you wish all of our students understood better?
How completely perfect and whole they are already!
What is your favorite part of the Namaste community?
The fact that it is actually a community!
Hannah is yogi, an artist, and lover of dance. Her classes are a blend of Hatha yoga and energizing Vinyasa, and are suitable for all levels with an emphasis on creativity, steadiness and presence and a joyful celebration of life!
She took a transformational trip to India to deepen her studies in tantra and hatha yoga in 2009, where she was certified. Her focus as a teacher is to bring community together and harmonize the way we all interact with compassion and love for all our unique spirits.
As a yoga teacher and designer for Athleta she truly understands the dance to find balance in this busy world.