TANYA ROSE BORDNER
INSTRUCTOR & DIRECTOR OF JUICE BOX YOGA
What are 5 words that describe you? Shy, Funny, Obsessively goal oriented, Loving, Sense of responsibility for all living things.
What is your favorite board game? Cranium.
If you could be invisible for a day, what would you do? Let everything free that I could.
What do you think makes a person beautiful? Authenticity.
Who is your role model and why? My grandmother, she is so brilliant and beautiful and the most generous person I have ever known.
What are 5 things people probably don’t know about you? I’m shy. I love LOUD music of all kinds. I like to stand on my hands as much as my feet. I KALE myself. My household has 4 kids, 4 dogs, a cat and some type of other fosters at any given time as well as my husband and myself :) I am not artistic, at all. I am a sole proprietor.
If you could give one gift to everyone in the world, what would it be? Unstealable peace.
What is your favorite board game? Risk or Chess.
If you could be invisible for a day, what would you do? Take yoga class, and then grab a table at my favorite coffee shop, plug into my tunes and write.
What do you think makes a person beautiful? Oceanic inclusiveness: the ability to include, accept and love all.
What are 5 things people probably don’t know about you? I get uncommunicative after class often, but it doesn’t mean I don’t like you. :) I used to think I would never be able to touch my toes. I used to shoot guns a lot. I used to have a pony-tail. I still rock to bands like Skid Row and Tesla. Rock on!
If you could give one gift to everyone in the world, what would it be? A good night's rest.
What do you think makes a person beautiful? Honesty.
When was a time you felt lucky? Pregnancy. Both times.
What is your superpower? My smile!
What are 5 words that describe you? Kind, determined, soulful, energetic, truthful.
FAMOUSLY FRIENDLY STUDIO STAFF
Who is your role model and why? Judge Judy, because of her attitude.
What is your favorite board game? Does cards against humanity count?
When was a time you felt lucky? When the cashier at chipotle forgot to charge me extra for guacamole.
What are 5 things people probably don’t know about you? I want my own farm, I’m a natural redhead, I LOVE painting watercolors, I’ve spent two weeks backpacking, I am a food snob.
What is your superpower? I can touch my toes.
If you could be invisible for a day, what would you do? I’d free all the orcas from seaward. (I haven’t quite put together a plan yet.)
What are 5 words that describe you? fab, glam, perf, hilar, eyebrows
KELLY "STITCH" PROUD
My name is Stitch. That's not my real name but it's what everyone I know calls me so it might as well be. I have been practicing at the Juice Box studio for 13 years and just recently became a Hot Pilates instructor. My super powers are winning toys out of those claw machine thingies inside grocery stores and making entire room-fulls of people hold a plank for as long as I say.
In the summer of 2012, I found myself in a very serious health predicament that landed me in a medically induced coma for 3 weeks. My body basically deteriorated in that time from lack of enough calories to satiate my overzealous metabolism. Oh, and trying to survive a serious blood infection.
Despite both of my lungs collapsing, being given a tracheotomy to breathe (it was also the quietest I've been since before I was born) and most of my muscles atrophying, I managed to heal my body through the knowledge I had already gained from my practice and returning to the hot room just 6 weeks after my departure from the hospital. Faster than anyone thought possible, I began to recover inside and out and return to a very normal life free of any long term effects of the incident.
In short, this studio helped save my life and continues to keep me healthy and moving in the best directions I can imagine.
I'm also a dog lover, frequent Burning Man participant, musician, activist and great at noticing when people have had their hair cut.
What are 5 things people probably don't know about you? I am is Star 3 Spinning Instructor, I have been teaching fitness for over 25 years. I have 2 Daughters & 3 Grandchildren. I love Broadway show tunes. I love the ocean. I have been with my spouse for over 35 years.
Who is your role model and why? Rosa Parks. The first lady of civil rights and the mother of the freedom movement. She had great courage and strength. She stood up (or in her case, sat down) for what she believed in.
If you could give one gift to everyone in the world, what would it be? Good health.
What is your favorite board game? Trivia Pursuit.
What do you think makes a person beautiful? A kind Heart. I have to remind myself of this occasionally.