Empathy” is the word that comes to mind. I can empathize with people’s struggles, their difficulties, their shame, and their embarrassment.
I Think dealing with those difficulties has made me a better teacher. The teachers tell that unless you’ve overcome a difficult body or difficult situations, it’s really hard to see where your students are, those yoga students who have tighter bodies are going to be the best teachers, because they have more limitations and have to work extra hard to learn to overcome them. If someone is really flexible and doesn’t understand the hindrances that the students have, it’s really hard to teach them.I feel like it’s the same thing for me.
The fact that I can work with veterans, with addicts, with those who have a disease like breast cancer that makes them feel vulnerable. I do believe that the challenges I’ve faced have helped me to be a more well-rounded teacher, friend and confidante.
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My background as a laweyr, yoga and meditation teacher who has study for years buddist psychotherapy and recently consultation and mentoring ,has given me great adaptability to be ease in all sorts of situations. Discussion is nessecary in my teaching along with analysis of personal issues..If the student needs consultation or psychological support the session is 2 hours. If it's only yoga we can arrange the time...from 1 hour to 1 hour and a half. Everything depends from the needs each student has.
I was trained as a yoga teacher at Integral Yoga Institute in Manhattan in Hatha style level I,II,III and prenatal labor and post partum . I studied with Dr.Loizzo at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital Yoga Psychotherapy and Meditation and I have developed my own style of yoga . I work on it to publish a book.
My styles are Hatha, Vinyasa ,therapiutic yoga and my own style.
The pricing system depends from the case I have to face
I started as a volunteer at Integral Yoga and at B.Q.E Tennis and Racquetball Sports Club, NY
Regular people with tight bodies, athletic,people with diseases, dancers.
I was responsible for 5 years for the teacher training at Studio One in Athens Greece
Yoga sessions at Bryant Park....
To find a teacher who is not show off, a teacher who cares for the student and not for himself
Usually from my experience students ask questions about their needs and how they can face their problems