Ahimsa Oak Park Student Spotlight: Chris Geoghegan
Meet Chris Geoghegan, 59, Oak Park
We are so grateful to Chris Geoghegan. If you have been to the Oak Park studio you will have noticed the gorgeous flower and plant arrangements at the altar, and also in the plantar outside. She owns Moss Modern Flowers in Forest Park - be SURE to stop by for something special for your home for a gift.
What do you do when you're off your mat?
Artist, mother, hunter and gatherer of beautiful flowers, artifacts , for my Indy business Moss Modern Flowers, Landscape designer, foody, book lover.
What brought you to Ahimsa for the first time?
I was in need of a new yoga studio that had classes at night and midday and I had heard great things about Ahimsa ...I took one class and was hooked…
What's your favorite thing about this studio?
The large space is welcoming and soothing to my psyche. I Love the sense of community it offers such variety of classes and workshops such passionate joyful teachers.
What is your favorite type of yoga class (hatha, yin, vinyasa, etc.) and why?
I love having a variety of classes in my practice Vinyasa is my favorite but when I need to decompress a Restorative is just the right thing. Really depends on what each day throws at me as I wear a lot of hats in my business so if my day is very physical a Hatha seems best.
What's your advice for someone coming to yoga for the very first time?
Take it slow and listen to your body.
What has your practice given you?
My practice has given me the gift of peace, lots of joy and compassion for all this universe has to offer.
What's your favorite pose?
What's your least favorite pose?
Tell us something unusual about yourself?
I like to take Moonbaths. And garden late at night.
What 3 words would a good friend use to describe you?
Eccentric, Loyal , Generous.
What's your guilty pleasure/s?
Kimchi, Spanish red wines , Books.
Have you made any changes in your life as a result of your yoga practice?
Yes. I am more grounded and joyful.
If you were having a dinner party and could invite anyone you wanted, who would they be?
The Dali Lama, Patty Smith, Vita Sackville West, David Chang , Nelson Mandela , Alice Waters, Lenny Kravitz, Henry Miller.