Goldie Graham: Yoga Instructor

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Goldie Graham is a yoga instructor based out of La Jolla, California. She travels the globe teaching workshops, teacher trainings, leading retreats and has been an instructor at various Wanderlust Festivals. Blending the traditions of Iyengar Yoga and Vinyasa, Goldie is known for her creative and thoughtful sequencing, while keeping precision and alignment paramount within a carefully crafted sequence. 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.

(Photo Credit: Nick Isabella)

What do you do best?

If "wife" was a verb, I'd say I wife the best. I pride myself on being a pretty solid communicator, maybe too communicative at times. I love hard and hold nothing back.

What makes you the best?

Humble will always be in style. I think far too many people forget that we all sit down to shit the same way and forget that we are all more alike than we are different. It's so much cooler to level out.

What are your aspirations?

To teach yoga up until the day I'm taken from this earth. Continue to travel the world. Make babies. Own bi-coastal property. Continue to retrain my brain until judgment-free thinking is the only way.

Biggest Success?

In work: Everything that's happened up until this very moment. In life: Marrying the most incredible human on earth. In family: Daily communication via thousands of texts and calls per week. I have 3 sisters and my parents are happily married 39 years. To say we all talk a lot would be the understatement of the year.  

Most Challenging Moment?

Realizing that trauma can show up decades after an event. As a young adult, I used to genuinely believe I had no trauma history. The death of my brother when I was 13 years old created residual anxiety as an adult that I consciously work on, sometimes on an hourly basis.

(Photo Credit: Nick Isabella)

Favorite Motto?

"A Shared life is a great life. "-Casey Neistat

"If someone is very negative, their life is their punishment."-Casey Neistat

Favorite People?

I'm very particular with my time, so if I'm spending quality time with you, know that you must be a favorite person of mine.

Favorite Places?

Boston. Minnetonka. Santorini. Istanbul. Aspen/Snowmass. La Jolla.

Favorite Products?

I've tried every-priced face wash product out there and Defense Soap is the winner (it's $5!)

Aloha Orchid candle from Anthropologie. I have at least one burning at all times.

Shiseido sunscreen foundation.

New Balance 1400

Current Passions?

Harvesting the avocados and lemons that fall from the trees in our yard.

Reading every night.