What is the purpose of your website?
I originally created this website so that Yoga students in the bay area of California can have access to my full schedule. Considering that I teach in many different places, I wanted to have one website that included all the places, dates, and times of my classes. I also want this website to be valuable for people who live too far away to attend my classes, so I provide basic information about Ashtanga Yoga, pictures of some postures, and useful resources for learning more about Yoga.
Why should I take up the practice of Yoga?
One thing I'd love for everyone to know about Yoga is, most likely, you are already practicing it in some way. Nonviolence, for example, is the most fundamental practice of Yoga. Practicing Yoga means to live in such a way that is life-giving, promotes your well-being, and strengthens your sense of connection to others and the surrounding environment. The reason I believe it is wise to take up the practice of Yoga is because, simply, you will be rewarded with wellness.
You are a personal trainer. Does Yoga complement, or replace, other types of personal training?
What I sense you are asking particularly about is the Asana branch of Yoga. Asana constitutes Yoga's proper exercise for the body. It is the most fundamentally sound form of exercise I have ever encountered and the exercises I design in my personal training work adhere to Asana principles. So, more than replace or complement, Asana substantiates my personal training. Asana addresses the basics of developing stability, flexibility, strength, coordination, and freedom in the body; other forms of exercise can be used to train for a certain activity (i.e. a sport).
Yoga is not a part of my religious tradition. Is that a problem?
Absolutely not. Yoga is a system of practical methods that promote an enduring wellness. It cultivates the perception of all in one, and one in all. Practicing Yoga has the capacity to support one's adherence to whichever religious tradition with which he/she feels aligned.
How many students are in a typical class?
The size of my classes tend to range from as few as 5 and as many as 35 people, depending on the venue.
How old is too old to try Yoga?
There is no age limit. A good teacher can modify postures according to the student's limitations, which may even mean sitting on a chair the whole time. Yoga is for everyone at anytime.
May I come to a class, just to try it out?