The most important thing I've learned about teaching is that everyone is unique. We have different ways of learning, different body issues, and emotional issues. Therefore I teach specifically to your needs and the practice you learn is unique to you and you progress as you are ready. It becomes your personal practice. Even if you were to go to a class you'd know modifications specific to your needs.
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I take time to learn about the specific needs of my students and alter the practice to their needs. Ashtanga is a progressive practice that can be altered to the needs of just about anyone. I've worked with people of all ages including serious athletes, people who were obese (now fit and active), with cancer, recovering from surgeries, and with children. I also teach teachers.
I've been practicing since 1998 and did my first teacher training with David Swenson in 2004. Shortly afterwards I met my current teracher, Manju Jois. Manju, along with his father brought Ashtanga/Vinyasa yoga to America in 1975. The focus of my studies is on the traditional practice and healing.
My students include training yoga teachers, people seeking to lose weight (one lost 70 pounds in 8 months), athletic training, people recovering from cancer and surguries, children (one with juvenile arthritis) and a woman with emphysema.
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