This month we’re spotlighting Isa Wooster who has built an incredible amount of strength in the 6 weeks that she’s been coming to Soul Flyte. Read her interview with us below:
How did you find out about Soul Flyte?
I found a flyer at one of my favorite spots in Nyack - Sweet Pea's. I had just completed a 21-day yoga challenge, and one of the things that came up was my desire to do aerial yoga and eventually graduate to silks. I had been talking about it for almost ten years already! When I saw the flyer I knew it was finally time to cross something else off that bucket list!
What’s something you can't live without?
YOGA! And the ocean. And music. And dancing. Let's not ignore coffee and red wine here, they deserve a mention.
What brought you to try your first class at SF?
First class free? Who could resist that offer?!? I wasn't even half way through the class when I decided to purchase a monthly membership.
What’s your favorite time of day?
Depends on where I am and what I am doing. On the Pacific side of things I live for sunset. When I am at the beach with my family on the Atlantic side, it is sunrise. Sometimes I like to wake up super early, when it is still dark and everyone else is sleeping. Watch the world come alive...
Do you have a favorite pose at SF?
Twisted Sister was super fun! But I must say I am hooked on Vetruvian (sp?) Man into Dew Drop and also Chaps into that crazy flip down move. I also love Yoda and Bell. Poses that are so much more difficult when on the ground suddenly become available when you remove that hard surface, that wall of resistance.
What’s the best meal you've eaten?
When I was in Nicaragua I got to visit the island of Ometepe. A tiny island with two volcanoes. My friend and I stayed at this awesome hostel, The Lazy Crab, and met a local ex-pat who sent us to this restaurant under strict instructions - only dine there if the husband is cooking. We were starving and when we arrived the wife was there. Too hungry to go anywhere else, we decided to try it anyway. Within ten minutes of us ordering, the husband showed up. Peter Luger's has NOTHING on the delicious steak we ate that night. I cleared my plate and my friend had the audacity to leave three bites on hers...so I ate that too!
Favorite thing about coming to Soul Flyte?
Everything. It changes my day everyday.
Would you recommend it to others?
I would require it of others if I could.
Favorite/best place you've traveled to:
Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Can't pick between the two, they both hold magic for me.
What's your favorite book? Movie?
House of The Spirits by Isabella Allende. The Princess Bride. (I am now reading the book and loving it!)
What's the craziest thing you've ever done?
Cancelled my return ticket from Costa Rica this past winter. Despite the sh*t storm of backlash it caused, it was the craziest and best thing I ever did for myself. Going on the trapeze is also pretty high up on that list.
Anything else you want to share?
I spent most of my life living in fear. Fear that had been instilled in me, and my own fears I developed. When I finally started facing these fears I amazed myself at what I could accomplish. Fear is the most poisonous venom, the heaviest thing you can ever carry. PUT IT DOWN! And watch yourself fly...