Yoga With AJ

Yoga With AJ

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4 years in business

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A very pleasant day to you!

My name is AJ and I am passionate about sharing my love for Yoga. I believe in the stability of the little things and how it can make a difference. A contribution to one’s happiness is what I seek. I began my Yoga journey back in 2015 and immediately fell in love. I love how the practice does not push you one way or the other, but always to the center. The practice is balance. It is a balance of variety and consistency, of effort and relaxation.

After a Yoga retreat in Bali, Indonesia back in 2017, I wanted to further my understanding on the practice. In early 2018, I decided to undergo a 200hr Yoga Teacher Training at the Chicago Yoga Center to better myself in my personal practice. Upon finishing the course, I was starting to have a strong desire to share my knowledge. So I spent an entire summer teaching classes for Beach Yoga Chicago. After each class, I felt the gratitude of the students for all my help and guidance. It feels amazing to be able to contribute to their well-being through a practice that I am very passionate about.

Teaching has led me to realize my own shortcomings and has helped me to grow not only as a teacher, but also as a person.I have grown to have an understanding that all bodies are different and that the physical practice, or Asanas, is merely an instrument that prepares us for what Yoga truly is. I want to be able to teach in such an approach that would let the student direct their focus inward to further explore and understand the other components that I believe are essential to the practice; the breathe, the mind, and the soul.

Since then, I have been to a few more retreats and seminars with wonderful teachers.


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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Hands-on guidance.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

July 2017    Bali, Indonesia and Lombok, Indonesia

            2wk Yoga and Meditation Retreat

March 2018    Chicago Yoga Center

            200hr Yoga Teacher Training with Suddha Weixler


April 2018    Chicago Yoga Center

            10hr Yin Yoga Seminar with Paulie Zink

June 2018 -     Beach Yoga Chicago

Sept 2018        Karma Yoga Teacher

                - Restorative

                - Ashtanga

June 2018    Chicago Yoga Center

            15hr Ashtanga Yoga Workshop with Manju Jois

Sept. 2018    Chicago Yoga Center   

            Yoga Rahasya of Nathamuni with Sri Srivatsa Ramaswami

Jan. 2019    Kerala, India

            Ayurvedic Yoga and Meditation Retreat with Suddha Weixler

            (35hr in Yoga Alliance CEU)

What types of students have you worked with?

Very wide age range. From teenagers to seinors.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Teaching Yoga in Quito, Ecuador for a month last September.