I discovered yoga for the first time ten years ago at Laughing Lotus Yoga Center in New York City. I remember leaving the studio after class and seeing the city with a fresh perspective and a feeling of presence I had never experienced before. I was astounded by steadiness and calm yoga brought to my anxious mind and enjoyed moving my body in a new, healing way. After moving to Los Angeles in 2006, I stumbled upon a Continue Reading →
While it is not clear what motivated me to take my first yoga class, I loved it; as I took more classes over time, there was a clear shift within me: a subtle journey was just beginning. It led me on a healing path of mind, body, and spirit. With every practice, Continue Reading →
I came to yoga in 2007. At first yoga was all about the “work out” it offered my body. After practicing for just a few months, I began to notice that I wasn’t feeling as anxious and stressed, and that my sore and tight hips from a lifetime as a runner weren’t hurting as much. After the death of my mom in 2009, yoga became a Continue Reading →
The practice of yoga has been a central theme in my life for 30 years, ever since I was introduced to Margaret and Martin Pierce at the Pierce Yoga Program. They were my teachers for many years and Martin guided me through teacher training at their studio. For the past 20 years, Continue Reading →
I fell in love with yoga very quickly after attending my first class, which was with Vladimir! Within a year I was enrolled in teacher training, not necessarily to teach but to deepen my practice, experience, and knowledge. Although challenging, it didn’t take me long to realize that I loved teaching yoga almost as much as practicing it. Continue Reading →
I began practicing Martial Arts as a small child back in my home country and after 16 years of practice I found yoga. I immediately felt Continue Reading →
In 1989, William took his first yoga class, and shortly thereafter, began substituting, then teaching yoga classes at his teacher’s request. After many years of regular, personal practice, William began studies at Kripalu Center in 2001, primarily with Yoganand Michael Carroll studying the therapeutic application and teaching of Tantric Hatha yoga. He also has Continue Reading →
Zach Farr began practicing yoga in 2011 as a way to deepen his spiritual practice and cultivate a healthy mind and body. He received his 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in the summer of 2016 at Shiva Yoga Peeth in Rishikesh, India. He also continues to deepen his knowledge and practice in meditation through various practices, focusing primarily on Vipassana and Zen meditation teachings. His yogasana teaching style is in the vein of Iyengar and Hatha Yoga, in which he received his training. In his classes, you may experience longer held postures with precise focus on alignment, with a consistent reminder that the entire experience in itself is a practice of the mind.