As I showed up on my mat for class week after week, I was deepening my connection with myself and those around me. Friendships were created. I brought the ebb and flow of life onto my mat and left with awareness, insight, wisdom, and clarity... Most days! I had a taste of yoga and the potential it carries to impact my being and those around me. So much so that I became an instructor to share the gift of yoga with others and to love and encourage them through their practice.
He had tried yoga a few times before while living in Boston but it didn't seem to fit into his active lifestyle filled with basketball, tennis, football and golf. Over time that active lifestyle resulted in some nagging injuries like tennis elbow and an inflamed Achilles tendon. Ahmed discovered that his yoga practice doubled as physical therapy and helped speed his recovery. The flexibility and strength gains helped reduce injuries as he worked sports back into his daily life in Los Angeles.
Ahmed teaches Yin Yoga, Vinyasa Flow and Power Yoga with an emphasis on alignment. In his Power Yoga class you'll build strength, improve your balance, focus and flexibility while having a few laughs along the way.
Ahmed's classes are open to all levels, including beginners, athletes and anyone who is curious about yoga.
Mike completed his 200 hour Yoga Alliance certification under the guidance of Francesca Asumah, is in the process of receiving his 500 hour certification, and has also trained with Julia Planine-Troiani, Deanna Ainsworth, Rebekah Rivera, Brit Middleton, Cornelius Jones Jr., and Jonatan Silva, among others.
Jacqueline has been a student of yoga since 2000 when her mom took her to her first yoga class in San Francisco, California. She knew right away that yoga offered her something she had never felt before, connection to everything!
In November 2009, she quit her job as an Art Director and Designer in Singapore to complete her 200 hour Absolute Hot Yoga Teacher Training in Thailand. She has been teaching, studying and living yoga ever since. Over the next 7 years in Singapore she went on to complete 200+ hours in Anusara Immersions with Patrick Creelman, Amy Ippoliti and Ross Rayburn. After giving birth to her son in 2012 she completed 100 hours certification in Mindful Birth for Pregnancy, Birth & Baby. Her playful and adventurous spirit also helped introduce her to the Dharma Yoga Wheel. She completed the Dharma Yoga Wheel Training with the founders Dov and Raquel and loves to work with her private clients on the wheel.
Through her own self-practice and meditation, she has come to realize that you can channel your deepest life intentions while also enjoying your life. "Take our practice serious, but not ourselves!"
Her classes are alignment and breath based, focusing on what the innate intelligence of the body can teach each student. Jacque has the ability to recognize that no student is the same and helps her students find joy and ease in what might otherwise seem like a very difficult situation. In addition to her regular classes, she also offers private yoga lessons, special community events, and leads workshops and retreats, where she can share and connect more with students of yoga.