Instructor Feature: Lauren Hutching

IMG_0108Who are you?

Lauren Hutchings…? I’m not sure how to answer this one.

What words best describe you?

Mindful, quirky, methodical and a great ass… Haha (you don’t have to put that in).

How would your friends describe you?

I asked my friends this afternoon and they said, ambitious, energetic and humble.

What do you do for a 9-5 (job/career/full time employment)?

Interior Designer: management and technologist.

If you could do anything what would it be?

Lots :) I would win the lottery, sell my things and travel around the world. Then, buy my things back along with a cabin on the water… In New Zealand.

Where are you from?

Calgary.

How long have you lived in Calgary?

Yes, born and raised.

Favorite gear to sweat in?

Teeki tight!

Favorite food to fuel on?

Before yoga – Coconut flavoured dessert tofu, before a run – toast with butter.

Favorite food to indulge in/treat yourself to?

Dairy Queen Blizzard – Cookie Dough :)

Favorite vacation spot?

Fiji.

What do you like to do in your free time?

Run, practice yoga, go out with my girls and drink wine:) When it’s not minus 60 degrees, I can’t get enough of cross country skiing. If I’ve got a lot of time, I’ll start a new painting.

What are your dreams and aspirations?

To be great no matter what I’m doing :)

What is one thing on your bucket list?

Skydive. I HATE heights but I have to do it.

What’s one thing that most people don’t know about you?

I played the flute for 8 years. I was so serious about it that I wanted to join the CPO right after high school. My teacher at the time told me that if I went ahead with it, I would be living with my parents for the rest of my life. I quickly chose a different path – haha.

Why do you teach yoga?

I teach yoga because I strongly believe in paying it forward. Yoga has changed my life both physically, mentally and emotionally. Great abs and a great heart, what more can you ask for.

What do you expect from our clients in class?

1) To get on their mat. Get yourself in the studio even if you reaaaally don’t want to and

2) that you laugh at one of my jokes even if it’s repeat from last week…

What can we expect from your class?

For the most part, you can expect to work hard and practice with purpose and humor.

What do you play most often for music?

Lately it’s been mostly electronic and folk.

What is your favorite hot spot/restaurant/neighborhood/place to visit in Calgary? Why?

I love Mexican but I still gravitate towards The Coup. I’m not vegetarian but I love the atmosphere and the food is great AND organic.

What is your favorite quote? Why?

“I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so you can learn to let go. Things go wrong so you can appreciate them when they’re right. You believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself . And sometimes, good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” – Marylin Monroe.