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Connect. Inspire. Practice. The Manduka Ambassador Program
Abbey Bates
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Vinyasa, Vinyasa Flow and Ashtanga
Private Instructor Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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.