Meet Priyan (@eternalpriyan) and Yen (@yogawithyen)
Priyanโs yoga journey started in 2008 when he spent half a year in various Indian ashrams sampling many different lineages and teachings. Not only did he find yoga complementary to his Vipassana meditation practice, he also witnessed its healing and transformative power on his mind and body.
With over 1,600 hours of teaching experience, Priyan possesses a wealth of knowledge that comes through in his teaching. His classes involve sequences mindfully weaved together, with the intention of building muscle memory and awakening body intelligence towards a deeper understanding of each pose.
Priyan views teaching as an opportunity to devote his life to something larger than himself. He believes in teaching with patience and compassion, and most of all, creating an atmosphere of profound peace and calm around the practice for his students.
It was at a Buddhist temple in Kuching, Malaysia where Yen discovered yoga and fell in love with how the practice made her feel as well as the challenge of each yoga posture. Yoga has given her a strong and healthy body as well as a calm and focused mind โ benefits she wishes her students will experience too.
Yen teaches to become a better student. She strongly believes that teaching, too, is a never-ending learning process, and thrives on the energy and knowledge exchange she experiences in her classes.
Yenโs style is a mix of Dharma, Vinyasa and Hatha yoga. While her classes offer a challenge, she guides her students through graceful movements, encouraging them to embrace their own personal journey.
Bravery is not the absence of fear; it's being afraid and still trying.
This has been a big growth week, for me. There's been a lot of change, which is always scary. There's also been a lot of introspection and learning to let go of ideas of what life is or should be. While change is scary and difficult, yoga has taught me to breathe through the difficulties and accept change as it happens.
Sometimes we charge forward; sometimes we stay behind. It just doesn't matter where you're going. All that matters is where you are.
And I'm flying...
Deep deep Gratitude to @markwhitwell ๐๐๐ฝ๐ for your honest offerings, passing the tradition of Yoga, with no show, no performance wish, no drama..and as he says: simply in complete participation with that it is already there, perfect and in harmony: Your Yoga.
Dear @markwhitwell resting in the Hrida until we have you here @bhaktiyogasummer ๐๐๐ฝ๐ Check: The Heart of Yoga
it really doesn't matter if it makes sense to them, as long as it makes sense to you.
it's your life.
and it can be a fraud for mass appeal,
or it can be your truth โฐ๐
- j.m. storm
I think I was shaking the water off my shoe here for tree pose... I guess it's important to know how to laugh at yourself ๐๐๐ป