1) How did your yoga journey begin?
2) How did you feel after that first practice?
I would love to answer this by saying I floated my way out of the room as if levitating upon a sea of bliss, with my perfect golden locks glistening in the sweet sunshine as I handed out fresh bread to a family of gypsies… But unfortunately the way I felt after that class can only be described as; bloody embarrassed. Drenched in sweat. My skin pale. Pupils dilated like I’d just seen a ghost… Really what I’d seen was a room full of old ladies doing back flips, a pregnant woman balanced on the top of her head, large men contorting themselves into ridiculous arrangements of twisted body parts – then flying into the air and somehow landing in the same position on the other side… On that day, I learned Surya Namaskara A.
3) Tell us about your path to becoming a teacher?
4) What inspires you?
I am inspired by my teacher. Sharath Jois gives so much for the people around him. He possesses a tremendous presence. He shows himself – and he is human. Radiating with openness, humility and humour. Sharath delivers his teachings firmly, and yet has incredible compassion and patience. He is someone who appears to be so comfortable in himself that his focus has shifted towards elevating everyone around him to become more than they’d ever aspired to be. With his blessing, I guide people in their exploration of yoga. In many ways, this journey is as I had expected; a colossal responsibility – but I follow a well-lit path.
Ethan will be teaching at AoY till 14 August (Wed)! Don’t miss the chance to practice with him!
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