BYTA 2019 CONFERENCE
AUGUST 22-25, 2019
Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health
BYTA presents a documentary short that traces the historical roots of yoga practice in black communities in the U.S. Read more…
Power Vinyasa, Restorative, Broga (Yoga for Men)
Yoga Teacher Training
Fit Physique, Lucinda LaRee, Washington, DC
YogaFit, (Yoga for Fitness Industry) Beth Shaw, Torrance, CA, Hatha Vinyasa, Spiritual Essence Yoga, Dana Rogers Smith, Upper Marlboro, MD
200-hour Samayama Yoga, 2008; 200-hour YogaFit, 2009; 200-hour Level 2 Hatha Vinyasa, 2010; 50-hour The Rocket Vinyasa Yoga, 2012; 22- hour Broga Yoga (Yoga for Men), 2014. Currently working towards my 500-hour with Yogafit with yoga therapy focus.
I practice yoga because it helps to quiet the mind. Yoga helps me build a personal relationship with myself. When I am on my yoga mat, I have an opportunity to work out my personal issues that I otherwise would not have done away from the mat. I use teaching as an opportunity to empower fellow yogis to build a personal relationship. It is my mission to lead people to love themselves from the inside out. I believe that once people begin to love themselves, everything else in their personal life will fall into place. My passion is to also expose people to the benefits of yoga as a way to get healthy and in shape. I try to make it a point to do a lot of community outreach to expose people to this beautiful practice. I have a special relationship with Yoga! Yoga is my best friend and confidant. Yoga is there to remind me to let go and that it is OK to be imperfect. Yoga is there to call me out of my stuff when I am messing up. I have struggled with yoga, yet yoga has never allowed me to give up even though at times I wanted to.
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