Parisa Soltani"I have been teaching college students for over 15 years and absolutely love my job. This love has developed greatly in the last 5 years since my yoga practice has been creeping into my daily life. When my personal life was overcome by immense personal loss I went down a path that surely was not healthy for me. Yoga helped me reclaim my life's joy and meaning - through breath, through movement and mediation. Ashtanga and my beautiful teachers have helped me bring purpose, joy and meaning to my life."
"With large wind swell driven by wind gusts up to 40 mph Ashtanga helped me stay in the moment rather than fearing our safety. Ashtanga practice gave me the ability to focus and paddle when 290 competitors deceided to drop out due to conditions. Ashtanga allowed me to trust in my outrigger training and place 5th in our division."
Avid surfer and worked with Volcom clothing for 20 years in marketing. Since his introduction to yoga about 10 years ago his passion has only grown. So much so that he is launching an environmentally and socially responsible mens yoga clothing brand. It's called KOZM. The website landing page can be found at thekozm.com.
"Yoga, and specifically Ashtanga, has been the way I've been able to truly connect and get to know myself on the most intimate level. It has given me the ability to remain both physically and mentally confident with anything I chose to do. When I come to the Shala, I know I will leave a better person than when I arrived. I truly cherish Diana and the environment she provides for everyone."
Photographer, artist, adventurer and yogi.
In 2017 Philip is going to participate in the Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach.
See some of Phillips work by visiting www.nardulli.com.
"I am thankful for the opportunity to share my photographic artwork with fellow travelers from around the world. If my work inspires viewers to take time to observe and treasure the Earth's unspoiled features, I have fulfilled my goal of sharing my appreciation of the planet's intrinsic wonders."
"Practicing at the Shala means the world to me. I've been here since its inception nearly 12 years. There are so many facets to our meditative breath practice. It helps us to become more mindful of things in our everyday lives. It has boosted my energy and flexibility. Everyday, Diana's conferences give us a little morsel of how we can better our lives whether it's spiritual, physical or emotional. Diana has taught us how to be more optimistic and live our lives trying to focus on others rather than only on ourselves. Wim Hof breathing has changed us all. It has given me more energy and helped to fix little health problems that crop up... especially with us older folks. And it fits in so beautifully with our breath practice! That Diana is a treasure is an understatement. I think she is a throwback to another time. I'm sure Guruji beams with pride as he watches her carry on the lineage in our Ashtanga practice.
Artist, musician, songwriter, producer, engineer, surfer, golfer, goofball, big fan of Intro to Ashtanga.
"No matter what kind of day It's been, I always feel better after yoga. Ashtanga is a meditation for me. It resets and recharges me. I never regret practicing."
We're so proud and excited as Gugut launches Betterlark, his new musical venture. Listen at betterlark.com and watch on YouTube. Enjoy and SHARE!
Time Stands Still by Betterlark (Official Music Video)
Professional athlete, soccer coach and Ashtanga Mysore student.
"Mysore practice is my time to be honest with myself about comitment through true grit and determination with a twist of elegance."