We had the good fortune of connecting with Adrienne Hope Hite and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Adrienne Hope, what do you want your legacy to be?
Authenticity is something I strive to constantly bring to the forefront of everything I do. As a result of this, I want someone to feel, not only comfortable, but safe to be his/her authentic self around me. After someone has spent time with me, whether in a professional or personal setting, I want them to feel acknowledged and truly seen by me. I want them to feel lifted up, feeling better than when they first arrived. I have worked hard to know who I am as ‘me, the person’, not attached to any roles or specific confides. I hope when people are in my presence, they sense that rest I have with who I am, and as a result, they feel invited to truly rest in their authentic self as well.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
As I have said, I have been involved in the arts in various ways, specifically dance, theatre, and writing. It was through my career in ballroom dance that yoga began to present itself and evolve into what it is now for me. I created my Yoga company four years ago, GeT yOuR FloW oN, Yoga with Soul. I primarily deal with clients in a private one on one session, creating sequences to target specific issues/goals/needs with that specific client. The body awareness and connection to music that ballroom dance has offered me, has given me a new perspective on yoga sequencing and the various experiences available in any given session. Despite my creative side, I also very much like structure! I am currently receiving my Master’s in Clinical Yoga Therapy, thus I love knowing the scientific aspect behind the benefits of what I am doing. Furthermore, I love being able to work in a deeper capacity with people, whether that be dealing with physical trauma or emotional trauma. I started working for myself a year after graduating from under-grad, and have been ever since. There have definitely been times that have been challenging, not only financially, but of course mentally as well! However, to be in a space where I can continue to create the life that I want, the freedom of making my own schedule, and of course doing something that is beyond fulfilling, I am quite proud of myself for not giving up.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I am a beach girl through and through, “summer” is my love language sort of thing. So probably start the day off picking up coffee at Love Coffee Bar, local place of Ocean Park and then head to the beach. A day of sunshine, frisbee, swimming, when the water is warm enough is a must. I also have a thing for spicy margaritas, but like, insanely spicy margaritas. Bacari in Playa del Rey knows how to whip them up pretty good! I would head there for dinner, also, their bacon wrapped dates are a must. For dessert, there’s a lady in Culver City who makes the best cookies I HAVE EVER HAD out of her home. You have to pre-order them, but it so worth it! The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I am very blessed to come from a family that created a platform for me to spread my wings and fly. I have been a lover of the arts in various capacities as far back as I can remember. My parents have always encouraged those pursuits which I am extremely grateful for. As we continue to grow and learn what “life” means for us, there is an evolution of sorts that takes place. Your desires, your goals, your needs, etc. continue to change as well. However, there at the core is still your authentic self, the ‘you’ that is whole and hopeful. I credit when I read the book, CAPTIVATING by Stasi Eldredge, as being a benchmark moment in my life; a book that my father had given me, which equally holds its own special meaning as well. This book was a catalyst for me getting back to that “whole” self. As a result, my goals and needs were able to grow, expand, and move into a place that I would have never imagined, but I am so happy they did.
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