I became a Registered Yoga Teacher in 2008. Yoga attracts me by the fact that it is not only a set of specific physical exercises but also a whole philosophy about how to live in harmony with your body. I achieved significant success in this art and got an exciting opportunity to teach it to others. Over time, I also became a Yin Yoga teacher and Pilates Mat teacher, thereby making fitness teaching my primary activity. It seemed to me extraordinarily fascinating and, at the same time, useful both for my clients and myself.
I began to further educate and refresh my knowledge of human movement, physiology, and rehabilitation. Next, I did some research and entered an Exercise Physiologist Training Program. I chose this program because it specifically focuses on human movement, provides treatment to patients of many types, prevents chronic diseases, and provides health benefits to those suffering from disease. Since exercise physiology use exercise to help clients on their road to recovery, becoming a Certified Exercise Physiologist would definitely help me to understand more about disease pathology and I would have the necessary insights to be able to effectively design a customized fitness/yoga program for my future clients.
I decided to delve more deeply into specialist yoga practice, so I could integrate new and different techniques into my exercise programs for my future patients. In 2019, I completed my prenatal yoga, and chair yoga training with My Vinyasa Practice. As I have a desire to learn in depth aspects of the field of therapy, I am currently taking a course in Yoga Therapy Training and 300 hours yoga teacher training with Jason Crandell. Therapy training has prepared me because it has shown me how to help clients alleviate their physical, mental, and/or spiritual issues. It is no doubt that our world is constantly changing, there are always new advancements in treatment or new technologies for rehabilitation field all the time. So, I believe that learning new ideas or methods of treatment represent an important commitment for me because I believe I have a duty as a yoga teacher to constantly learn and hone my skills and knowledge base.
At the same time, I believe that a true professional always needs to prepare and practice. Therefore, I have become involved as a Yoga teacher in my local community in Alameda. I teach seniors and disabled adults in Berkeley for one hour a week because I want to help class members to maintain regular physical activity by managing their chronic pain levels. As people age, it is vital that they remain fit and lead active and independent lifestyles; however, this commitment requires higher levels of motivation to maintain. Hence, the yoga class I lead and promote helps seniors to enrich their overall wellness, which is important to prevent many common conditions, such as arthritis and high blood pressure.
My class combines breath, movement, and intention making the practice of yoga a moving meditation. Classes can be beginner, gentle stretch, slow flow or a more powerful flow.See more