FROM THE MAT: Lonni Hawkins Rivera

“I show up to my mat because the ancient practice has always held me accountable.”

“Yoga has made me a better human being. Life is always richer and sweeter after yoga. I love the challenge of bringing my mind, body and spirit in alignment. Everyday is different and new. I show up to my mat each day open to growth and discovery.”

Although Lonni is in love with all the movement associated with yoga, she leans into inversions the most.

“I love inversions because I used to be afraid of them. I love the physical rush, because the circulation wakes me up.”

“I love twisty poses because they help to detox the body. Obviously, I love hitting my mat outdoors because I feel connected to nature. It calms me.”

In addition to working as a television journalist and entertainment host, Lonni also teaches yoga. With studios closed around the country, she’s taken her practice online. You can find out all about it on her Instagram, where she shares video and pictures of poses, and tips to help make the most of your practice.

FROM THE MAT: Katelyn Hollenbeck

“Crow pose is my favorite because it is the most challenging for me. I have done yoga on and off for many years now and I’m still trying to perfect this position. I still need a block to balance but getting my feet off the ground is a huge victory. It is something I can work on during each practice and improve every time.”

“I come to my mat because I have noticed how yoga has affected my every day life. Learning how to breathe, focus, keep calm, and build strength has helped me grow into the woman I am today. I am always surprised at what my body can do and yoga has taught me self love and acceptance.”

*Katelyn is a post-production supervisor for Warner Bros. Entertainment, and proof that yoga is for EVERY BODY. So often we get caught up in what we think a pose should ‘look’ like, that we reject the very valuable use of props like blocks. This picture is a great reminder to lean into what a pose ‘feels’ like in your body. No one is like you, and THAT is your superpower.*