Holland Sweeney, E-RYT200, has completed trainings in astanga-based vinyasa, yin yoga and meditation. She teaches (and practices) a healthy balance of all three.
Holland is trained to teach both astanga-based vinyasa as well as Yin yoga and meditation: first at O2 Yoga under the guidance of Mimi Louriero and Elliott McEldowney, then under Josh Summers, respectively. She is inspired by the balance that these two types of yoga bring to mind and body; they are complimentary practices, nourishing the body in different ways. The meditation piece is very much threaded through - and provides incredible depth to - both movement and stillness practices.
When you back-bend, you open your heart. When you twist, you wring out the internal organs, helping with detoxification. When you sit with the intention to meditate, you become aware of the chatter of your mind and the nuances of the body. And when you fully immerse yourself in an action, when you are here now - whether it be yoga practice, cutting vegetables, or waiting for the bus - this is where wisdom lives. Holland's practice - ever growing and changing - has taught her to cultivate patience, dedication and understanding in life. As an instructor, it is this path that she would like to help others to find and cultivate for themselves.
Before her life as a yogini, Holland graduated from Boston University's College of Fine Arts in 2005, with a major in Painting and minors in Italian and Art History. Besides teaching, Holland has worked as the Director of the Rubin-Frankel Fine Arts Gallery and art curator for the O2 Yoga Studios. She is passionate about painting, gardening, hosting vegan potlucks for her friends and community, and - last but not least - her son Oscar (who, at 16mo old, seems to have mastered 3-legged dog).