There are two schools of thought when it comes to the concept of a bucket list.
Some people believe that creating a bucket list is somewhat morbid, that it predisposes you to focus on the finite nature of life and to make all of your decisions based on the fact that your existence will, one day, come to an end. Other people would tell you that a bucket list actually encourages you to live your life with that much more enthusiasm and to prioritize once-in-a-lifetime experiences that you might otherwise allow to fall to the wayside.
Here at bulldog, we definitely fall into that second school of thought.
And while we’re highly in favor of a general bucket list — one that includes items like skydiving, hiking Machu Picchu, and falling in love — we’re even more excited about the prospect of a Yoga Bucket List. A bucket list like this can help you keep track of the amazing ways in which you might like to experience yoga (outside of the already amazing bulldog experience, of course) so that you make the absolute most of your practice.
We spoke with a few of the rock star leaders in our community about their yoga bucket lists. Keep scrolling to learn more about their yogi dreams and to see pictures of some of the cool yoga experiences they’ve had already. We feel pretty confident that you’ll feel inspired to add a few more things to your own bucket list.
WHAT’S YOUR DREAM YOGA LOCATION?
“Kauai (it’s happening soon!), Bali, Chamonix, and New Zealand.” — Denali
“I want to do a handstand on the side of a cliff overlooking the Mediterranean.” — Katy
“I have had the opportunity to travel all over the world, but there are still some places I would like to go and integrate my yoga practice. Thailand and Costa Rica are the highest on my list.” — Tessa
“The Miami Life Center, the deck of the Grand Canyon at sunset, and Mysore, India.” — Alex
“I would love to practice yoga on top of the pyramids in Egypt.” — Lizzy
“Somewhere exotic like Bali, where all I need to pack is a bikini, sunscreen, and a mat!” — Nicole
“Everywhere in the world! Japan, Croatia, Thailand, Canada, Iceland… the list goes on!” — Andrea
If you could practice yoga with anyone, who would it be?
“I would love to do yoga with Michael Franti. He’s one of my favorite yogis out there.” — Lizzy
“I would love to practice with my late grandparents and my mom, who has Rheumatoid Arthritis.” — Denali
“There are so many teachers I admire, but in general, I love practicing with my best friends that are also teachers. It feels like a playful yoga party!” — Bri
“I would love to meet Kathryn Budig and practice with her. She is an inspiration to me and I would love to meet with her and soak up her energy.” — Tessa
“Yoga Girl (Rachel Brathen) because, even though she is an Instagram celebrity yogi, she seems down to earth and real.” — Nicole
IS THERE A PARTICULAR TYPE OF YOGA YOU’re dying to try?
“I’m dying to try paddle board yoga and plan to give it a go this summer! Can’t wait to challenge myself with an inversion on a board.” — Nicole
“I love trying everything! It would be fun to try Buti Yoga because I’ve never actually tried it and I know it’s an up-and-coming style that people are really into. I love a good workout from yoga.” — Bri
“I’d love to study Rocket Yoga with David Kyle, which will hopefully happen in the next year or so, as I’ve started the Rocket Yoga training. I’d also love to learn from Paul Grilley because he has the most amazing knowledge of anatomy.” — Tamara
“I would like to start to do some AcroYoga! I do some Acro with my daughters, but I am usually the one holding them. I would like to fly next time!” — Tessa
“I would like to get better at Ashtanga Yoga.” — Andrea
Is there a famous person you’d LOVE to have in class?
“Taylor Swift, Rita Ora, Jay-Z, President Obama, and Damian Marley.” — Alex
“Madonna and, of course, Prince.” — Nicole
“Hey, hey — Philly girl all the way! I would like to see Carson Wentz or Joelle Embiid in my class!” — Tessa
“I would die to have Bob Weir from The Grateful Dead in a yoga class : ) ” — Lizzy
“A celebrity that makes a difference in the world!” — Bri
“A bunch of country stars! I’d love to teach a bulldog yoga class at Stagecoach Music Festival or at the Country Music Association Awards.” — Katy
“I don’t have a use for famous people in class! They would make me nervous AF. I want real people, the everyday heroes like teachers and moms who don’t receive public recognition. I would like to have puppy yoga.” — Denali
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