Featured Human of MYS: May 2019

This month we are honored to introduce you to our Featured Human, Victoria Bohanan! Relatively new to Modo Yoga Seattle, Victoria joined us in January 2019, but she has already made quite the impression on our hearts her dedication to her practice and her personal wellness journey. Her willingness to be present with each moment and make the best of it whatever it may hold continuously reminds us what this yoga thing is all about. We hope you’ll see why we love this yogini as you read a bit of her story – and be sure to say hello when next you see her! If you’re lucky…she may even bake you chocolate cookies sometime.


What brought you here?

When I moved to Seattle, I looked for a studio for quite a while and decided to go with Modo after reading glowing reviews and really loving the overall feel of the space.


How has your practice influenced/changed your life?

Daily practice has really been transformational for me. Taking one hour a day just for myself has become a new ritual, even if that means an hour of meditation to reflect on my thoughts at home. Somehow, the teachers always have something insightful to say in every practice that really resonates with me. It’s helped me better connect and love myself.


Could you share some words of wisdom that you have gained from your practice?

Every day is different! One day I can do a crow pose, and the next I struggle to balance during a tree pose. I’ve learned to listen to my body and understand that every practice is a new experience.


Can you share an achievement from your life that you feel yoga helped make possible?

Over the past few years, I’ve lost over 100 pounds. Before starting at Modo, I found myself in a bit of a lull in my weight loss journey. Since then, I’ve found renewed success and, more importantly, I’ve learned that it’s okay to love the body you’re in now and not just the body you’re constantly striving towards.


What is your favorite book or documentary that you think everyone should read?

Shortest Way Home by Pete Buttigieg. Pete is an incredible human who cares passionately about bettering society.