I am so happy to announce our student of the month. Samantha Baker has been practicing with MYBO for a year & four months, with her practice growing stronger with every visit. Samantha isn’t one to just do Yoga she jumps around to many of the different classes MYBO offers. Thank you Samantha keep growing strong with MYBO!

I am a finance manager for the physician residency program at a DC hospital. It doesn’t sound exciting but it’s actually quite an intense job. With finance, everything has to add up perfectly and when it doesn’t, things become stressful very fast!
I’m from Sunrise, FL. It’s a suburb outside of Ft. Lauderdale. I grew up there but have moved around a lot since. I moved to Arlington from Pittsburgh, PA.
I am a voracious reader. I will read anything. Sometimes I’ll start to wonder about how something works or the details of a historical event and then find myself going down a wiki hsamantha-pic-2ole. I hate to admit this but I also watch a lot of television. Right now I’m obsessed with HGTV. I love watching Tiny House Hunters and Fixer Upper.
As I’ve gotten older, I’ve become concerned about my health and the way I treat my body. I always tell myself – I may not want to eat this salad right now but my future self will thank me for it! I also direct most of my focus towards my relationships. I used to be so focused on work and proving myself there but now I see that other things are more important. My relationships with my partner, my family and myself are more important than anything else.
I know this will sound surprising but I’ve been practicing yoga on and off for 7 years. I had an injury a couple years ago and stopped practicing out of fear for a long time. But this year my stress was off the charts and I felt that yoga would add balance to my life. I had originally started practicing yoga purely for exercise and did it because of that for several years. However, now I find that it really impacts my mood and spirit when I do not practice – so for everyone’s benefit, I try to come everyday! I alternate between yoga and pilates. I like to mix it up even though pilates doesn’t provide as much of a spiritual experience, it is still a great workout.
MYBO’s community atmosphere is really great. It is hard to meet new people when you’re in a new place. My coworkers are all older than me and living in a high rise apartment can be very impersonal. At MYBO, I’ve become friends with those in my classes and the staff. (It also provides great accountability when you are thinking about skipping!)