Interview: Lucy Bian

An Interview with Lucy Bian

Tell me about your yoga background.

I first started practicing yoga during my undergraduate studies at Queen’s University at a hot studio in downtown Kingston. I was doing yoga on and off but I fell in love with Iam Yoga when I moved to Toronto a few years ago; yoga brought me peace and it helps me release stress from my intense corporate sales job and I never looked back!

What are you working on right now in your practice and/or in your life?

Oh my…I am working on not having expectations in life. Expectations lead to disappointments, so I am learning to let them go and live in the moment.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

I am big on goal setting; I have a quarterly goal review meeting with my boyfriend over eating chicken wings at Crown Dragon! By 2028, I want to be a mother for one child (if I can), I want to be a Regional Vice President of Sales at an innovative technology company and I would love to build a team of more than 50% women and minorities!

What is the most important thing that you want students to learn in your classes?

I teach meditation at 6:30pm every Thursday, and the most important thing that I want students to take away from my class is being present. It’s too late for us to dwell in the past and the future has not yet happened – we can only influence the present moment by breathing and staying connected with ourselves.

If you were stuck on a desert island and you could only bring three things, what would those three things be?

If you know me, you know that I always over-pack. If I force myself to stick with three things, they are a novel, a pen, and a notebook. I enjoy reading and I love writing up my thoughts in the forms of journaling. Those three things will help me keep my sanity!

If you had a superpower, what would it be?

It will be – I can eat and eat and eat and never gain a pound. My life evolves around delicious food, it’d be great if I can taste a huge variety of food and don’t gain any weight – it would make me very, very happy!