Heart & Soul: Ana Sophia

We are delighted to celebrate Ana Sophia Lopez, our Desk Angel for December 2020. The heart in this yogi is so big and her sincerity for being of incredible service to others shows it.  She consistently delivers powerful interactions with every student and makes an impression that lasts.  We appreciate her warmth, enthusiasm, and willingness to help wherever and whenever possible! She is a true role model to us on and off the mat.

What brought you to yoga? How has it impacted your world?

My desire to be more present brought me to Yoga. I found myself constantly living in the past or future and I realized I needed both a physical and mental activity that allowed me to practice being in the present. Yoga has impacted me in ways I can’t describe in a few sentences. It has opened a world of acceptance and no judgement. It has allowed me to understand the inner world of each person and accept things exactly how they are.

What advice can you give to those who are just beginning their practice?

My best advice to those who are just beginning their practice would be to keep on going and practicing as often as you can. Do not give up! It may seem hard or even impossible at times, but everyone started at the same place you did. You are essentially practicing the fundamentals for all those others poses. Once you get there, the feeling is incredible. Like anything else in life, you cannot skip any step and it’s only one step at a time.

Why are you a Bella Prana Desk Angel?

I decided to be a Desk Angel because I needed to give back to this community exactly what I have received from it. I want to be a bridge between the yogis and this beautiful practice. I want to reassure them that this is a place of love, no judgement and inner peace. We are here to support each one of you and provide you with a place to practice being your best self.

What is your favorite quote or mantra?

My favorite mantra is: “How you do one thing is how you do everything.” Putting your best foot forward is always important. It sets the tone for everything else in your life.

Ready for change and impact in 2021?  Visit Bella Prana Yoga and Meditation, Tampa, FL. Bella Prana offers over 90 classes a week and a virtual yoga studio that houses over 450 pre recorded classes and broadcasts 23 livestream classes, weekly.