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Connect. Inspire. Practice. The Manduka Ambassador Program
Abbey Bates
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Style:
Vinyasa, Vinyasa Flow and Ashtanga
Studio:
Private Instructor Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Certifications:
200 hours RYT Ashtanga Yoga, 500 hours TTC Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Personal Mantra:
I choose to commit to live life fully, mind, body and soul. Through the good and the bad I will be present.
Get to know Abbey
In a past life I was…
I like to think in a past life I was a butterfly, floating through life wherever it takes me. With all the transitions a butterfly experiences. From egg, caterpillar, cocoon, and the end result, a butterfly. I feel as though I have gone through many life changes, and still grow to this day. Life is a never-ending adventure.
What's your ideal vacation?
My ideal vacation would be traveling anywhere I haven't been before. Hunting down the most beautiful locations and exploring whatever it has to offer. It could be any climate and any landscape. As long as I have the proper attire to be comfortable, I would be happy wherever I am.
5 Things Abbey can't live without
1. Green curry
2. My passport
3. Sunglasses
4. Flip-flops
5. Last but not least, my Manduka Pro yoga mat
3 tips you tell your yoga students
1. Don't practice with fear!
2. In inversions and balancing postures practice with confidence.
3. Be patient, within the asana practice, and in life.