Owner/Founder @ Tidal Bliss Yoga
Sarasota County, Florida
Chandra Reilly is a devoted wife, mother of two busy boys, RYT -200 yoga teacher, SUP Yoga instructor, dreamer and forever student. After brain and two spinal surgeries in 2013, Yoga and meditation were a major part of her recovery. Growing up an elite athlete, she had always trained hard and strived for perfection. Post-op, she began looking for a way to cope with her new limitations. Yoga and SUP gave her peace, confidence, acceptance, and a sense of well-being she had never felt before.
We can’t always choose the music life plays for us, but we can choose how we dance to it.
She instantly knew that she wanted to share this feeling and passion – to show others that healing (physical and emotional) was possible. Always a lover of the ocean, she combined her love of yoga with her love of the water when she trained with her inspiration, Amelia Travis, Stoked Yogi Founder. Soon after, Chandra started Tidal Bliss Yoga in Sarasota County, Florida – check it out for a SUP Yoga or a paddle session!
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the single candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
What do you like about Glide boards?
I love my Glide boards!!! They are not only light and sturdy, but I love that they are made in the USA. When I’m on my Glide Lotus, it’s impossible not to look at the board and be happy.
What am I listening to…
1. Your Soul by Hippie Sabotage
2. Where’s the Love by Trevor Hall
3. Give love by MC yogi
Favorite SUP yoga poses???
When practicing on the water, there is something special about mermaid. I love pigeon anyway, but to be a mermaid on my Glide board…Seriously feels awesome. I also love heart openers. I like the feeling of opening up to the sun and sky, with the water below your feet.
My advice for beginners is to let go of fear and perfection. The practice is yours, to connect, to feel, and embrace the experience. It doesn’t matter if you look like anyone else or if you fall in the water.
My favorite post paddle eats : greens… honestly, I always crave them after the water.
If I could meet anyone, who would it be? That’s a tough one. I’m pretty fulfilled right now. During recovery, I wanted to meet Amelia Travis, and I achieved that one. Hooray!! Mandy Burstein was another inspiration. I would love to meet her, as well. Oh, and dead…I have always had a fascination with Marilyn Monroe.