Beyond the Mat: 5 Questions for Amber Trickett

1. Are you a Memphis native and if not where are you from?

No, I am originally from the Ann Arbor area of Michigan. GO BLUE!

2. One thing you really love about downtown Memphis.

You mean besides Downtown Yoga being within walking distance of my apartment? Ha! Seriously though, there is always something going on downtown regardless of what day or time of year. Many people may not realize hot rich the culture is in downtown Memphis, but I would highly recommend exploring. Also, Bardog makes the best grilled cheese in the world.

3. What made you decide to practice yoga and what was your first experience like?

I've been practicing yoga for a long time, only my experience has all been on the TV while I'm home in my living room. As in the P90X style yoga where you really wonder how people can do the poses. Needless to say, I got bored rather quickly and didn't fully appreciate the art of yoga.

Downtown Yoga was the first actual yoga class I've attended. I decided to go because a friend intrigued me to go. She had nothing but wonderful things to say about Downtown Yoga and Amy. After my first class I was hooked and have been going roughly 5 days a week since. 

4. 3 things you never leave home without.

Top three? Ok, well first and foremost would be my cell phone because I'm your typical millennial. If we are talking first thing in the morning, I never leave home without a cup of coffee, and on that note, I would never leave home in the morning without my car keys and wallet. Pretty typically, I think.

5. What makes you laugh out loud

Cat memes. No seriously, when I'm having a bad day I Google or go to Pinterest for cat memes. They're wildly entertaining and always brighten my day.