After taking yoga classes for five years, Ferdaouis wanted to learn more about yoga and fitness through a structured program. She was inspired by wonderful instructors and wanted to help others find similar positive experiences. She took a 200-hour power yoga teacher training course in 2015 and quickly realized that teaching was a passion of hers.
When classes are in-person, she loves leading slower, more balance-focused classes in a heated studio. And when the weather allows, her absolute favorite is teaching outside on a warm day on the field by MINT. She loves how heat helps us loosen up muscles and connect more quickly to our yoga practice and the experience can be more meditative as well. She is also partial to the powerful vinyasa classes where students can find their groove and enjoy the flow to a really great soundtrack.
Ferdaouis’s classes meld consistency and diversity. She creates unique sequences that focus on a variety of poses and body parts, but using a similar formula each week. “I like students to come away with a good, balanced workout,” she said. “Feeling looser, stronger, and more connected to their bodies. We only have one body to work with, so we should learn to love and strengthen it as best we can.”
Outside of her own classes, she enjoys taking other MINT yoga courses and even recently braved her first Power Playground class with her mom! She mostly eats vegan and Fruitive, Hip City Veg, and Chaia are some of her favorite local spots for a healthy meal. Ferdaouis loves hiking through Rock Creek Park with her husband and friends, especially in the springtime.
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