I’m Kev. I’m 42 and a freelance musician by trade (though maybe in 2016 it might be more accurate to describe it as a hobby). I started as a journeyman utility guy, playing whatever instrument for whoever needed it, then tripped and fell over songwriting. I still practice both of those, along with instructing kids, doing sound, fixing guitars, and accompanying yoga classes under my new project, Savasanaface. I dabble in carpentry work, and have lately been obsessed with motorcycling, and becoming a rise-at-dawn morning person.
How long have you been practicing?
This May it’ll be 2 years.
Who or what inspired you to start?
I’d wanted hot yoga for myself for a long time. A long, long time, but it always seemed out of reach financially, or I could never establish the habit. My Person and I decided to try Moksha because the schedule worked for her life, and we jumped right into a 30-day challenge. At the end of it, I felt like a superhero (sweat! water! sweat! water!) and I began doing Savasanaface classes as my Energy Exchange. I just love it.
What has challenged you to maintain your practice?
Musician life: lots of travel and late nights.
Despite these challenges, why have you continued to make MYH a continuous part of your life?
It’s water to my proverbial wine. I live in a constant state of managing a lot of things at once, and Yoga is a basic maintenance regimen that handles body and mind and spirit. It helps me balance everything else.
Which of the Seven Pillars of Moksha Yoga speaks especially strongly to you? Why?
I think I’d have to say Community Support. We are attracted to this community by being birds of a similar feather, similarly searching, similarly striving. I am deeply introverted, but I am fed by people who share my interests in mindfulness and balance, and I like the service of playing music that lights up their practice.
What is your favourite pose?
There’s something about Tree. I don’t know what it is, but I’m a hands-at-my-heart purist about it.
Music and art speaks to strongly to most of us. It also helps connect us to each other. Is there a particular artist or song or piece that makes you feel especially yourself and free and at peace?
If you met someone today who asked you why they should incorporate yoga into their lives, what would you tell them?
I think almost everybody could honestly say they need a break, and that’s what practice becomes: me-time. You drink more water, which means you flush more toxins, sleep better, think clearer, pause more. Ultimately, you’ll live longer. Not gonna tell anyone what to do, but that’s why I do it.