Yoga instructor, rugby player and University of Texas accounting major, Noah Villalobos, explains various aspects of his life in this photo story.
Noah Villalobos is a University of Texas accounting student who is in his fifth and final year, earning a undergraduate and graduate degree in accounting. He said he enjoys yoga because it not only gives him control over his body but also contol over his spriritual and emotional state of mind.
Noah has played rugby throughout his entire college career. He said he first began playing just for the competition and the love to win, but now he has a true passion for the game.
Noah is a teaching assistant for Professor Rowland Atiase’s cost accounting class at the University of Texas at Austin. He jokes with Atiase while he helps him in his office and inputs student grades. Noah says Atiase has been one of his favorite professors throughout his college career.
Starting yoga just 4 years ago, Noah is now an instructor at Black Swan, a yoga studio in downtown Austin. He teaches two late night class at the beginning of each week. He says he wants to continue teaching yoga for years to come. Noah says that even though he is an instructor he will always be a student of the body, mind and soul.
Noah gardens at the UT micro-farm with his girlfriend Priscilla.They have been dating since December 2013 and are thinking of getting a place together after graduation. Noah says they have known each other for a few years.
Noah mocks his roommate JJ as he makes a mistake in a computer role-playing game. The two have been roommates since the beginning of the spring 2014 semester. They became friends after Noah recruited JJ to play rugby.
After running drills, Noah gets a drink of water. Noah said he views nutrition as an essential part of life.
Noah said that the guys he plays rugby with are his best friends. One of the reasons he enjoys the English football sport is because of the comradery. After games even opponents can bond over their love for the sport.
Noah follows a strict diet to make sure his body exemplifies who he is. This is one of his traditional meals of vegetables and a turkey leg boiled together with spices for a hearty soup.
Villalobos said he volunteers at the UT micro-farm Saturday mornings, performing task like wheeling bark and planting vegetables, to learn how to sustain himself without modern inventions.