Teacher Spotlight: Celebrating teachers we love!
“I’m a teacher of Yoga for over 10 years… a student for a lifetime.”
– Teacher Aisa Locsin-Winternitz
Funny Nickname: Peachy (to my sisters), Boo (to my little boy, short for boobie. Yes – a breastfeeding advocate and PROUD OF IT!)
Home studio/s: I teach for Yoga Plus, a chain of studios in Manila that I own with good yogi friends who have become like a family over the years. I also teach trainings and Anatomy around Asia for All Yoga Training. Aside from teaching Vinyasa and Restorative Yoga, I also teach yoga therapeutically to private clients in Manila.
What prompted you to become a yoga teacher? As cliché as it may sound, it literally saved my life. Yoga is SO GOOD and it’s meant to be shared.
If you’re not a yoga teacher now, what would you be? I’d own a little coffee shop by the sea and be surfing everyday ;)
Favorite Type of Yoga: Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative
Favorite Yoga Pose: Viparita Karani, baby!
Favorite Food: Give me anything with coconut milk and I’ll love you forever and a day!
Favorite Movie: Inception, Moana, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
Favorite Musician/Singer: MC Yogi, Jack Johnson, The Beatles
Favorite Person/ Idol: My son – my little guruji, who teaches me to live in the present, every single day!
Favorite Certified Calm find/s: My Manduka mat that I’ve had for over 7 years now! I love that it’s non-porous, it stays clean forever. And of course, my trusty Klean Kanteen that’s been all around the world with me! I carry it everywhere I go.
I’d love to one day travel to… the Amazon
Hobbies: Surfing, skating, diving, #netflixandchill-ing
My Unique Fashion Style: Yoga pants (or in a bikini when surfing), barefeet, a topknot and coconut latte in hand
Fun Fact/s about Me: I used to bite my classmates back in preschool in Montesorri. And at 4, I dreamt I could fly like Tinker Bell and thought this was true for about 2 weeks. I’m a big cry baby – when I’m happy, sad, excited, afraid, and when I’m watching sappy love films J
Motto/Mantra:“For with God, nothing shall be impossible” – Like 1:37
Instagram ID: @littleyoginisurfs