Excellence Reporter: Goldie, what is the meaning of life?
Goldie Graham: In my opinion, to comfortably answer a question such as “what is the meaning of life?” is to assume I’m enlightened, which I am not. What I can comfortably and authentically say is when I live my life with less judgment and more awareness on my thoughts, my perception of everything changes and life looks different.
We have the power to stand in our presence, to de-clutter our minds and lives, and breathe in the beauty of nature.
When I sit in nature, whether it be a mountain summit or down by the ocean, I’m immediately reminded that the meaning of life is to slow down and look around because it is then when I am most aware, grateful, and overwhelmed by the beauty and gift of being alive on this planet.
~Goldie Graham received her 200 hour certification in 2008 from Yoga Tree San Francisco under Janet Stone, Stephanie Snyder, Darren Main, and credits Les Leventhal as her first mentor. Having moved to San Diego in January 2015 from Boston where she taught at Back Bay Yoga Studio for 5 years, she now travels the globe teaching workshops, retreats, teacher trainings, and has been an instructor at various Wanderlust Festivals. Goldie is known for her creative, intelligent sequencing, while keeping precision and alignment paramount within a carefully crafted sequence. Through your experience in her classes, you’ll witness how Goldie highlights the importance of creating a soundtrack to accompany the rhythm of the physical flow. Goldie’s classes are inspired by the style of Kula Yoga out of NYC, sprinkled with Iyengar Yoga and the discipline and innovation of David Regelin. Goldie has been featured in Yoga Journal, Runner’s World, Marie Claire, The Huffington Post and was among the list of the 100 Most Influential Yoga Teachers in America.
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