In episode 10 Holly Skodis and Vanessa Van Noy talk about approaches to becoming vegan and understanding the connection through yoga. Vanessa shares what has worked for her in the past and tips for planting the vegan seeds for the future.
Vanessa Van Noy has been teaching in the NY metro area for nearly 20 years. She has worked with pro and collegiate athletes , people with physical limitations, and everyone in between. She specializes in creating practices that are fluid, functional and fun. She encourages humor&compassion, perseverance & perception , love &laughter. Her training as a Certified Thai Yoga Massage Therapist allows her to be very hands on in her classes, using touch as a way to deepen a posture or just show a little love.
Vanessa's classes are always a little bit different from the last. With music that motivates the body and lifts the spirit. Her class environment is conducive to laughing one moment, or discovering your true inner-self the next. It is always a flowing style, intelligently formulated to move toward some fabulous postures with comfort and ease. She will sprinkle some breath work, sometimes some Kundalini, being mindful of alignment and modifications to keep everyone safe while digging deep. Vanessa travels teaching workshops and retreats nationally, and world-wide. She also was selected for the Wanderlust festival in 2015.
Vanessa is the founder of “Headstands for Hunger“ a annual yoga-based community event that feeds hungry people and homeless pets in Monmouth County NJ. Taking yoga off the mat is where its really at.
Links discussed in this episode:
Rancho Relaxo- Non-profit animal rescue organization and sanctuary in New Jersey
The Dodo- The Dodo serves up emotionally and visually compelling, highly sharable animal -related stories and videos to help make caring about animals a viral cause.
Headstands for Hunger: Unifying local yoga teachers and their communities to aid in the feeding of hungry people and homeless pets nationwide.
Sammi Chicken- Chicken of the Sea Instagram: @sammichicken
Earthlings A 2005 American documentary film about humankind's total dependence on animals for economic purposes