Name: Colleen Carrera
Nickname: Leener or Leeny
Day Job: Physician Assistant in Pediatric Oncology at Children’s Medical Center
How long have you have been practicing at YS? Not long enough! Since August of 2016
What is your favorite YS workshop or class? I haven’t tried a workshop yet, but enjoy the longer weekend classes.
Name one thing you consider yourself to be very good at: Not planning or following a schedule. Although sometimes hectic, spontaneity has led me through many unexpected adventures.
What’s the number one yoga pose you just love to practice? Yogi squat to crow. I find it a fun and powerful transition.
Why did you start practicing yoga? I am an avid runner and terrible stretcher… yoga was my way of improving flexibility. I originally started practicing for the physical aspect, but kept with it for mental sanity.
Who inspires you the most and why? My patients. They are some of the strongest and bravest kids, fighting for their lives.
What do you just love about YogaSport? I love that I finally found a studio in Dallas that challenges me to be a better yogi and person.
What’s your guilty pleasure? Drinking out of the milk jug and eating out of the ice cream carton, anything not to do the dishes… Sorry mom!
Furthest city traveled: La Paz, Bolivia
What is one thing we don’t know about you that would surprise us? I’ve backpacked through Europe and South America, with many more places on the bucket list.