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.
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
Website I check religiously: Sporteluxe
Favourite place to sweat: outdoors
Shoes: Adidas or Joie
Sunglasses: Raybans polarized
New season must have: ALO reflective bomber
Culture And Tech
App: Waze … I drive a lot
Instagram stalk: Bianca’s Frenchie @sportethefrenchie
Album love: The Weekend
Snap: Bryceyoga…but my 12-year-old daughter uses Snapchat more than I do…I’m old, she says!