Tuesdays With Trish

Woman smiling and swinging outside.

Trish Ritter is our beloved Desk Angel of the Month for April! You can find her behind the desk on Tuesday evenings when you sign in for your Yin Yoga, Hot Power Flow Yoga, Flow Level One Yoga, or our Moon-Inspired Reiki Experience.

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

I started practicing yoga in college. I don’t remember the exact details but I wanted to try something new. What stood out to me the most was the mental health relief I felt immediately after my first class. Every time I’ve drifted away from my yoga practice, I have found my way back to my mat for one reason or another. I have learned and continue to learn so much about myself during practice. Yoga is my gift to myself. 

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

If you are just beginning, keep coming back to your mat (or other sacred space). Your body and mind will thank you as mine has have. It’s okay to drift away from practice- but once you start and you get that “Aha” moment- you’ll always come back. 

Why are you a Bella Prāṇa Desk Angel?

I am a desk angel because fate brought me here. I was in a lull of my practice and had that calling to find a yoga home. A friend was practicing at Bella Prāṇa so I looked it up on Instagram and there was a post asking for desk angel help. I responded immediately and here I am. This studio has been a light in my life since moving to Tampa, June 2021 and helped bring me back to myself. I’ll forever appreciate the opportunity to be here. 

What book or documentary has changed your life in the recent year and why?

I just recently read The Alchemist, which if you haven’t read before, I definitely recommend. It’s about following the calls of life and finding your true life treasure and passion. Everyone has their own life journey and path to follow if we just listen to our heart. Beautiful book.

Trish Ritter is a desk angel at the Bella Prāṇa Collective in Tampa, Florida. Bella Prāṇa is home to yoga and meditation classes, events and workshops, and teacher trainings. Bella Prāṇa also offers in house massage services from the Body Elevator and Tampa Bay Sports Massage.