AM: Tell us a little bit about yourself and your typical day?
AO: I’m a classically trained pianist turned “yogapreneur”, for lack of a better word. I work for myself so I try to create as much of a routine as possible. I usually wake up, swim or go for a walk to get coffee, come back shower, meditate, then head to the office for the day. Some weeks I take a lot of meetings in the city and I teach private piano lessons which are in the city as well. I’m also recording an album right now so studio time has now been put into regular rotation. I do most of my socializing during the week and love me a good a happy hour catching up with friends. The days look pretty different depending on the season but I usually keep busy.
AM: Tell us about this outfit! Which pieces did you pair your AM gear with, and why?
AO: I’m a bit of a sneaker head so I like to sport these out and about. This jacket is also one of my favs because it makes me feel like a badass when really, I’m a huge nerd - it’s like having Brooklyn superpowers.
AM: Where are 3 places you’d wear this outfit?
AO: I would wear this outfit to go plant shopping (!), get coffee, and run errands out and about.
AM: What do you love most about your new AM piece?
AO: Super comfy and I LOVE plants! I’m a bit of a plant freak so the fact that I now have plant print pants makes me really happy.
AM: How would you describe your style in two words?
AO: Casual, minimal
AM: If you were deserted on an island, what one item would you want with you?
AO: A grand piano
AM: Favorite sinful treat food?
AO: New York Cheddar Chips
AM: Prints or plains to work out in?
AO: When I work out I wear plains but I like to teach and run events in fun prints.
AM: One place in the world you would love to visit?
AM: Favorite song to work out to?
AO: Pretty much all of Beyonce’s Lemonade album on repeat.
AM: Three things that are always in your gym bag?
AO: I swim so my gym bag is my swim bag and in it are my swimsuit, swim gear, and towel.
AM: Favorite smoothie recipe?
AO: Banana, spirulina, almond milk, spinach, blueberries, strawberries, hydrated chia seeds
|Photo courtesy of Pop Up Yoga NYC|
AM: 5 Reasons Everyone Should Practice Yoga
- Spinal health
- Stronger core and better awareness of standing posture and sitting posture
- Have a reliable system to stay cool under pressure
- The philosophy of the sutras (specifically the yamas and niyamas) treat yourself and others in a kind and sustainable way, harness the power of positive thinking and manifesting life without attachment to the things that weigh us down
- Yoga is about letting go of the small and petty and working towards living life with a clear heart, a big heart, great compassion, and respect for ourselves and one another. It’s fucking awesome.