This week’s Featured Yogi is Rebecca Galla from Balance Yoga, located at 1213 Dalon Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. We chatted with Rebecca to get more information about her, her yoga practice and some of her absolute favorite things! She informed us that Balance Yoga recently moved to their new location near the Morningside/Virginia Highlands in the Zonolite district, so if you’re in the area, be sure to drop by and enjoy one of her classes!
Rebecca Galla has been practicing yoga for 14 years and teaching for 12 years, though she says that she’s been teaching at Balance Yoga for 9 years now and considers it her “yoga home.” She specializes in a variety of yoga styles with a RYT 200 certification in coorelational vinyasa flow, she says, “I teach predominately vinyasa flow style with music, though I teach Yoga to absolutely everyone! I like the high flyers just as much as those with special needs and beginners alike. Yoga really is for everyone.” She also holds a Kids’ Yoga certificate and has gone through the Centering Youth training.
When asked about her favorite yoga pose, Rebecca says, “I love to flip my dog! I have heard it called ‘Wild Thing,’ and I like it cause it’s freeing and super fun.” She says of her least favorite pose: “Warrior Three gets me every time!” Rebecca said her favorite food is “Cauliflower Soup – it’s so easy and so good.” See below for recipe!
When we asked her about her favorite travel destination, Rebecca said, “One of my favorite places we have visited is the Big Island in Hawaii. It is a really special place and the first time I have ever seen an uninterrupted rainbow and blanket of stars.”
Rebecca’s personal mission is to help people see the healing aspects of Yoga and how it can help us all feel better in our daily lives. Her most inspiring quote: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said; people will forget what you did; but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou
Balance Yoga is continuing to celebrate the opening of their beautiful new space with upcoming events and workshops. If you’re in the Morningside/Virginia Highlands area, make sure to stop by Balance Yoga and visit with Rebecca!