Yoga Instructor

Yoga Instructor

JYogi

7 Years Experience

Delray Beach, FL

Female, 33

I'm a certified yoga instructor specializing in Bikram Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Restorative Yoga, and Children's Yoga. My style of teaching emphasizes a safe, supportive environment in which students can explore, be challenged, and find their own inner teacher. I want students to emerge from the classes feeling relaxed, open and alive. Ask me anything about yoga. Anything!

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Last Answer on May 04, 2017

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To what degree is your responsibility to your students mental empowerment vs. physical empowerment? Are they there to get in shape, or be enlightened?

Asked by maktub! over 4 years ago

As teachers, it is our responsibility to teach what we have learned. The student teacher realtionship is simultaneous. We learn from eachother. As a human being, it is our responsibility to put forth the effort to grow. As teachers, we are students. As students, we are teachers.

Hi, What is your opinion in regard to whether a Bikram yoga instructor should talk about non-meditation related topics during every savasana. It makes me tense when that happens - is that normal?

Asked by Julie over 2 years ago

It is my opinion that a persons practice should not be predicated on the teacher. The goal of our yoga practice should be to attain a relaxed and/or meditative state that would not be affected by what is going on around us, including what a teacher is saying (other than posture instruction). That being said, I have been in your shoes many times, even as a seasoned yogi. I believe when that happens, it is an opportunity for us to look inside and see what is really bothering us. Often what bothers us about someone or something, is a reflection of what is going on inside. 

I'd like to know how to go about hitting on girls in my yoga class. I don't want to HARRASS them when they're just there to work out of course, but as someone who's taught hundreds of classes and probably seen lots of fails, what advice do you have:)

Asked by Trav over 2 years ago

My personal opinion is to go up and talk to the girl you're interested in after class. There are no tricks. Just be real.

Have you ever heard of this thing called DDP Yoga that was created by a former professional wrestler and marketed mostly to men, especially former athletes? The online testimonials seem amazing but who knows.

Asked by DDP over 2 years ago

No, I have not but I just watched a couple of video's about it and it looks very similar to power vinyasa yoga which is great. I honestly think it's marketed toward men, so they think they're not doing something sissy ;)

How many classes do you think it should be before I start noticing improvements in flexibility, assuming I'm doing all the poses properly?

Asked by Faisal over 2 years ago

You're exactly right. Assuming you are doing the postures correctly, you should actually see progress (even if it seems microscopic) in every class. You will eventually have an "a-hah moment" in each pose. When you are focused on your breath, listening to the instructor, and doing it in your body, you will no doubt find progress. I just had a baby and it's taken me about 8 weeks to get my pre-pregnancy practice back (and having a baby changes your body dramatically).

Hi! I am dying to get into meditation but I feel that there is so much anger and hate in my heart... And when I try to meditate I almost get angry and very adjitated.. I was wondering if you have any quick tips for someone who is so angry n wantcha

Asked by Diana over 1 year ago

I can totally relate to this question and am glad you asked it. When I first started practicing yoga, I was a very angry person and wasn't living a healthy lifestyle. I initially became frustrated with meditation because my mind wandered, or I started thinking about things that made me anxious or angry, and I felt like I couldn't still my mind. What you are going through is totally normal and just part of the process of learning. All you need to do is find a comfortable seating or laying position, while focusing on the breath. Focus on inhaling slowly and exhaling slowly. Anytime a thought comes up (which could be every single second), gently remind yourself to focus on your breath. In the beginning, you can start by just doing 3 minutes, then after you feel comfortable with that, increase the time until you reach a time frame that you're seeking. One of the purposes of meditation, is to heal negative thinking patterns and that is not going to happen over night! You have a whole lifetime of emotion that needs to heal. Go easy on yourself.

Will yoga widen my hips?the results I am looking for is for yoga to widen my hips a bit.

Asked by Alia over 2 years ago

I don't believe it will actually "widen" your hips, but hip opening exercises will help make your hip flexors more malleable (flexible) and aid in prevention of future injury.