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You probably know her work because she is one of our favorite photographers to work with. And we know her heart because of the integrity and passion she exudes as an artist, community member and friend. She is Micaela Malmi.

 

Micaela shoots a lot of yoga photography because she is a yogi herself. She understands alignment, how to get the right angles of the right poses, and how to capture the essence of an individual in one still frame. Micaela captures the magic behind our Encinitas yoga teacher trainings and the fun on our yoga retreats.

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There’s more to Micaela than the eye behind the lens, she’s also an adventurer who lives RAW: real.authentic.wisdom. So of course, we had to ask her some of our favorite questions. Check out her answers:

 

What is the first thing you do when you wake up?

I thank the Universe for my incredible life and I meditate.

 

What is your power mantra?

“I go with the flow of Life with Ease and Grace”

 

What pose challenges you the most and why?

Any backbend! I have problems with my last vertebrae (L5) and very tight hip flexors.

 

How do you keep it “real”?

I treat others the way I want to be treated and I do what I say, say what I do.

 

When do you feel the most authentic?

When I’m with my friends and family, and when I’m behind the camera.

 

What is the wisest piece of advice you received? 

“You are exactly where you are supposed to be; trust the process”

 

Where is your happy place?

When I’m on the road traveling on an adventure.

 

What is your power song?

You’ll laugh. Apple Bottom Jeans by Flo Rida. It will make me break out in dance. No matter where I am!

 

Visit micaelamalmi.com for more information about Micaela Malmi.