Yoga Student + Staff member of the Month
This month, we’re featuring two yogis who love to travel, Emily Vasu, a dedicated IO yogi whose superhero talent is hailing a NYC taxi and Leslie Su, IO’s Retail and Brand Manager, whose favorite after yoga snack is Fraiche Yogurt’s oreo flavor.
Next time you see them in class, say hello!
HOMETOWN Bedford, NY
YEARS IN SF 7
PROFESSION Advertising Director
YOUR IDEA OF HAPPINESS Looking at the ocean
TEACHERS WHO INSPIRE YOU All those who teach me to breathe and to live in the moment
GO-TO AFTER YOGA SNACK Cashews
FAVORITE WRITERS Gustave Flaubert, Kafka, F. Scott Fitzgerald
FAVORITE ARTISTS Picasso, Magritte
HEROES My friends
SUPER-HERO TALENT My NY taxi-hailing whistle
FAVORITE VACATION Traveling anywhere I have not been before
IDEAL SUNDAY Sleeping in, going for a hike, and prolonging the weekend with a good wine-infused dinner with friends
5 THINGS THAT MAKE YOU HAPPY Travel, the people in my life, molten chocolate desserts, dogs, a good sweat
FAVORITE YOGA POSE Pigeon and Crow (can’t decide, both noble creatures in their own right)
OFF-THE-MAT PASSIONS Tennis, horseback riding, singing, skiing, travel, wine tasting, trying new restaurants
MANTRA Go where the love is
NAME Leslie Su
HOMETOWN a lovely little town in West Virginia: Vienna
YEARS IN SF 4 years in SF, 2 years and counting in Palo Alto!
FAVORITE VACATION My honeymoon! Maldives and a safari in Kenya (in that order).
YOUR IDEA OF HAPPINESS An abundantly well-lived, and full life – complete with grace, good health, wholesome friendships, new discoveries, worldly travel, family love, and beauty.
BEST AFTER YOGA SNACK Fraiche yogurt. Obsessed with their Oreo flavor.
YOUR FAVORITE ARTISTS Edgar Degas (my 1st love at age 5)
YOUR SUPERHERO TALENT Falling asleep at movies and being a country mouse and a city mouse all rolled-up in 1!
YOUR FAVORITE POSE Pigeon. Oh it hurts so good.
HEROES My mom and dad. And those who truly live by what they believe in.
5 THINGS THAT MAKE YOU HAPPY QT time with my best friend and husband Jeff, sunshine, seeing the world, being inspired, laughing with close friends and family.
IDEAL SUNDAY a good night’s sleep, sunshine, Farmer’s Market, a hike and a lil’ bit of shopping!
OFF-THE-MAT PASSIONS travel, fashion (anything J. Crew and Isabel Marant), party planning/event design, homemade cooking, fitness (training for my next road race or triathlon)
YOUR MANTRA Everything has beauty. Be grateful – to yourself and to others.
For more tidbits on Emily and Leslie, read their complete profiles on the yoga board located outside of the studio. For our complete IO yoga schedule, please visit our yoga schedule here.
If you’d like to nominate a student, email Lindsay at email@example.com