We Talk Headstands, Motherhood, And THAT Viral Equinox Video With Yogi Briohny Smyth

She's actually superwoman.

You might not know Briohny Smyth, but we bet you’ve already seen her in the now-viral video first posted by Equinox in 2011. The video showed her flowing through her “typical” morning routine, effortlessly lifting herself into perfect handstands and bending her body into unbelievable shapes.

We caught up with her to see what she’s been up to since the video (newsflash: a LOT), how she balances having a family and being an in-demand master yoga teacher, and her healthy obsessions.

Ice Breakers

Born and raised: Born in Sydney, Australia. I moved to LA at age 3, and went to elementary school in LA. We moved, so I went to middle and high school in Bangkok, Thailand. Then London, Tokyo, & LA for college. 

Currently living: Venice Beach, CA

Known for: Handstands and mommying

What your tramp stamp would say, aka personal motto: Carpe Diem

Success is: Happiness

Advice I would give to my 20-year-old self: Being a mommy is your calling

People are surprised that I: am 34!

The biggest risk I’ve taken that actually paid off: Teaching Yoga

I’m most proud of: my kids

My most used emoji is: ❤️😂😘🙏


Wake up time: 6am

Morning ritual: 5-minute meditation, 10-minute practice, then it’s all kiddo stuff until 9:30 a.m

Healthy snack that’s $$$ but worth it: Vosges Chocolate

Last thing I do before bed: tuck my 2 dogs in!

Guilty pleasure: Yoga all day

3 things vital to my day: Meditation, water, hugs & kisses from my kids

Juice: Green with extra lime & ginger

Coffee: Intelligentsia

Website I check religiously: Amodrn

Favourite place to sweat: outdoors


Bra: ALO

Leggings: ALO 

Shoes: Adidas or Joie

Sunglasses: Raybans polarized

Watch: Apple

Store: ALO

New season must have: ALO reflective bomber

Culture And Tech

App: Waze … I drive a lot

Website: Amodrn

Instagram stalk: Bianca’s Frenchie @sportethefrenchie 

Album love: The Weekend


Website: www.bryceyoga.com

Instagram: @yogawithbriohny or @bryceyoga

Facebook: yogawithBriohny

Snap: Bryceyoga…but my 12-year-old daughter uses Snapchat more than I do…I’m old, she says! 

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