My objective is to provide you with the proper techniques to keep your mind, body & breath sharp in times of uncertainty. Then it will be your responsibility to apply those techniques - use your ability to take the information and put together into a usable format.
While physical exercise is important (and beneficial) mental fitness is just as important and it shouldn’t be neglected. It keeps our brain and emotional health in top form, this is where Yoga comes in.
THE MAYO CLINIC noted that a number of scientific studies show that yoga and meditation help reduce stress. Yoga is the way to go in this sedentary culture.
But at some point the benefits become outweighed over time. When stress relief becomes the focus repeatedly, then the practice allows you to perpetuate a harmful lifestyle by reducing the impact of that lifestyle's negative effects. While the physical component of yoga only brings temporary relief, it doesn't eliminate the mental 'garbage' we experience with our excessive thoughts when stressed. And being stuck like that is not a good thing for the long-term.
YOGA IN FLIGHT focuses on the upgrade past relief because in the long run, yoga to relieve stress will become irrelevant. 'It’s palliative care instead of healing, like taking medications' - you feel the temporary effects of relief but it does not get to the root of the problem
I attended Ernesto's classes for the past 2 and a half years when he was teaching in Philadelphia. Now that he is gone, I'm searching for a teacher who has at least one tenth of his expertise and knowledge but have yet to find one. This is mainly because he is truly one-of-a-kind. He understands the true meaning of yoga and is able to reach people who would never even think of practicing. His clairvoyance allows him to help every student feel like they can keep up but also be challenged. The euphoria you get after his class is in itself the thing that will keep you wanting to practice with him.
Ernesto is the absolute BEST yoga instructor and all around phenomenal human being. His classes are fun and always vary. Every studio he has taught at he develops a following of students. His kind heart contagious energy, knowledge of asana and yoga philosophy is incomparable!
Ernesto is the best yoga teacher I've ever had. His restorative yoga classes were so awesome. We held each position long enough to make a major positive change in the body. His knowledge of yoga, his peaceful nature, and guidance made each class a wonderful experience. Not only was he my teacher, he became a friend. I highly recommend his classes.
Ernesto is the real deal, so knowledgeable, experienced and generous with his teaching. I have been practicing Yoga for over 10 years before studying with Ernesto, and realized that whatever I was doing was just scratching the surface. You would be giving yourself a gift to practice with this teacher.
It's starts with a dialogue, getting to know her/him a little bit, where he/she is in their life and what are your aspirations. From there we'll layout a blueprint on what's needed as far as the physical routine, breathing, nutritional tips, meditation & choose a philosophy.
I am a graduate from an elite yoga program in Bellevue, WA called Purna Yoga; i study under an authentic yoga master for seven years. I am currently on a 2000 HR journey studying energetics and meditation currently. I also keep current with two prior teachers that have been in my life for 9 years, understanding the science of Daoism and its healing components and Kundalini Yoga, as taught by Yogi Bhajan.
in 1999 when I really got into the corporate world upon graduation from college. it started as a routine for fitness. After 9/11, I realized that the fitness was just temporary relief and that there's was more to the science of Yoga which allowed me to become a better human being, changed my lifestyle and being more giving and taking care of myself more.
The eldery, collegiate athletes, pilots and flight attendants and corporate employees.
In today's yoga culture, were facing an epidemic with a lot of teachers leaving teacher trainings not properly trained, teaching more for external shape and fitness rather than the whole picture of why we are exisiting on this earth. Most modern teachers are incapable of breaking down the most basic concepts about what Yoga is, what the human body is, and how they work together. the physical aspect of Yoga that we call "asana" is just a subset, of a subset. Get to know the teachers and have a conversation and just let it flow from there.