July Featured Teacher: Darby Orr

Yoga Blend, Burbank

darby 2014 sqHometown: Dallas, Texas.

What brought you to Los Angeles? I came to Los Angeles as a staff Songwriter/Producer for Sony Music. Geez, back in 1993, I think.

My favorite thing about LA is… that for such a large city, there’s a healthy dose of nature to be found nearby. The Beach, mountains and desert are quick and easy destinations.

My least favorite thing about LA… would be the lack of rain and big thunderstorms. Perpetual summer does get monotonous. I like dynamic weather.

I’m really looking forward to… a quiet year ahead to concentrate on writing new music. And yes, it will be very Yoga friendly. With a big beat.

If I were an animal I’d be… a Hawk lazily drifting along the air currents and then pull my wings in for a fast steep long dive. Yep, I would like that a lot.

If I could go back and talk to my 20 year old self: I’d advise me to remember that everything happens for a reason, so don’t stress too much. Buckle-up and enjoy the rollercoaster… it’s going to be an amazing ride!

Three words to describe yourself: Energetic, expectant, and optimistic.

Proudest achievement: Being a good parent to my 2 daughters. Some days I do better than others, but I’m always leading with my heart.

Lately, I’ve been rocking out to… Alt-J, Deadmau5, SOHN, and Bonobo.

Weird quirks?: My practice sometimes includes a good martini and a maduro cigar. I drive a loud fast convertible and not a hybrid. Does this make me a bad yogi?

Darby teaches Vinyasa Flow on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 9am, and Sundays at 11:45am. See his schedule at http://bit.ly/YBDarby

Also, join Darby for FREE Intro to Yoga Workshop 
on Friday July 25th, 8:30pm to 10pm!