Olympian Jamie Anderson Talks Yoga

There are so many amazing athletes from Lake Tahoe. Here we catch up with Jamie Anderson, the gold medalist in women’s slopestyle snowboarding at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. She has been an avid yogi for the past few years here she gives us a little bit of the down low:
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We know you must have many, but what is one standout memory of your snowboard career?
The Olympics this year (2014) was one of the most amazing experiences I’ve ever had. Infinite gratitude!
When did you start practicing yoga and how do you feel that it has influenced your snowboarding/life?
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I’ve been practicing yoga for about 3 years. I can’t even say how much yoga has helped me in my snowboard career as well as my day to day life. Through self realization, balancing my mind-body-spirit and learning to trust the flow of life…
Do have any advice for athletes looking to incorporate yoga into their lives?
I would support them to do so… But to not force anything, yoga seems to find you when the time is right…
Do you plan to teach yoga in the future?
I would love to teach yoga, and have a healing space/studio in my home town, Tahoe!  I haven’t done my training yet, but I trust it will align in perfect timing and in the perfect location…
If you could travel one place for a Yoga Trade volunteer/work opportunity where would it be?
Tibet! But I have an open mind, so I would embrace and enjoy anywhere I get to travel! I’ve been wanting to go travel through Tibet, Nepal, and India , but it hasn’t connected quite yet…
Thanks Jamie for taking time out of your busy schedule to share with the Yoga Trade community. Keep up the good vibes and awesomeness and follow your dreams to Tibet! 
Keep up with Jamie here:jamiebirds

 

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