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S+A MUSES: SAM CHANG-GARDNER

You'll all remember Sam from our yoga post a little while ago (and maybe from our very first lookbook if you've been shopping with us long enough). 

After yoga, we spent the afternoon with Sam shooting our active wear editorial and getting to know her a little better.

You've been practising yoga for 10 years, what made you take the leap to instructing?

Anyone who really knows me knows that I like to dip my toes in a little bit of everything, but over the years yoga was the one thing that seemed to stick. I guess you could say I’m going through my lifelong yoga phase! Seriously though, yoga is my life and I feel so lucky to be able to share it.

When you're not working, what are some of your favourite things to do? 

I love to travel. I love music, food, friends, fashion, art... 

I have a new found love/hate relationship with spin classes these days so I like to get out to a few of those every week.

Teaching yoga means I’m always moving from one place to the next and eating on the go. So I mean, to be honest, it's the best to have an evening at home to play a few records with a glass of wine while I watch my boyfriend cook dinner. 

What or who inspires you in your daily life?

I find so much inspiration in my relationships. My friends are the kindest, most insightful leaders and my boyfriend is one of the hardest working people I've ever met. I won't do a big shout out right now, but I will say, I would not be the same without the friends I call family. 

I’m inspired by people who take risks. The risk could be as complex as starting a business and as simple as asking for help.  

Inspiration is really all around us. More and more, I find myself taking long walks with no destination. Taking that time for myself allows so much creativity to surface, and with that comes peace, inspiration and an overall excitement for life.

What are the top three songs you've been listening to lately?

Erykah Badu - Hi

Van Morrison - Into the Mystic

Anderson .Paak - Come Down

and I’m naming 4 songs because I wouldn’t be honest if I didn’t say

Beyonce - Formation

What are your top three Instagram accounts?

My friend: @dedica

My stranger: @talia_sutra

My lolz: @broadcity