Bailey Reagan took her first yoga class in July 2011 and, despite crying her way through pigeon pose, hasn’t looked back since. She originally began yoga as a way to lose the weight she had gained while living abroad, but quickly learned that the practice wasn’t just a weight loss exercise, it was a practice that challenged her, supported her, encouraged her to face her fears, and allowed her to cultivate love, kindness, and gratitude for herself and for others.
Bailey built her foundation for the yoga practice in Ithaca, NY at Mighty Yoga and, in 2012, during shavasana, had her first vision of being a teacher. In October 2014, she decided to participate in the adventure of yoga teacher training and in April 2015, earned her 200-hour certificate from the Lotus Life Yoga Center in Syracuse, NY.
Bailey moved to Boston in July 2016 after earning her Master’s of Applied Positive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. With her knowledge of positive psychology, she loves working with others to help them shift their focus towards the positive, help them build positive lifestyle habits to achieve their goals, and help them create moments which they feel truly alive.
While in Philadelphia, Bailey practiced with David Hem and took her practice to the next level. She learned that yoga serves not only as a way to relax and let go, but also as a way to PLAY, to dance, to laugh, and to have fun. In her teaching, she strives to help all students understand the mind/ body connection of yoga, to feel the fullness of the practice, to experience the fullness of life, and to, amongst all things, to PLAY. In Bailey’s classes, you will PLAY by building strength and flexibility, by challenging yourself, by creating space within yourself, by laughing, and most importantly, by exhaling the bad stuff and inhaling the good stuff.
As a recent transplant to Boston, she is grateful to have the opportunity to become involved in the fitness world by being a part of BURN. When not teaching, you can find her trying new restaurants, walking the waterfront, going to concerts, working on her boxing techniques, or writing in coffee shops.