2. How long have you been practicing yoga?
I’ve been practicing yoga on and off for many years. My very first yoga class was about 10 years ago and I became a certified yoga instructor through yoga works in 2010. Currently I’m teaching at a neighborhood yoga studio in Redondo Beach, CA.
4. Any advice for yoga beginners?
If you can breath, you can practice yoga. It’s ok if you’re not flexible or strong enough. Honor your body and respect the limitations of our unique beautiful body styles. Try different styles of yoga to see which one you connect with the most. We’re competitive creatures by nature. It’s natural to want to compare yourself to your neighbor. If you notice yourself doing this, take moments to close your eyes once settled into the pose to bring the awareness back into your self by connecting with your breath. Take 10 minutes a day to sit in silence to follow your breath. If you don’t have time to sit, this can be done while you wait for someone, at a line in a grocery store or doctor’s office, etc. When you’re stuck in traffic, send love to the people around you and silently wish them well for their journey. When someone upsets you, silently thank them for being your teacher and giving you an opportunity to help you practice more patience. This is all yoga, on the mat and off the mat. Have fun & just enjoy breathing!
Breathing is the main focus in the class. I teach a vinyasa flow style class that’s designed to leave you energetic and sweaty. Label for the class is “Vitality – Level 2/3”, but I design the classes to fit students from all levels especially beginners. They offer an opportunity to work deep and strong on a physical level in a non intimidating environment. It’s designed to help you look deeper into your own self to build more inner strength and peace through the practice.
Yoga is a lifestyle that humbles me. Teaching yoga is a service that I enjoy and I truly feel blessed to have the opportunity to offer it to others.
7. Our motto here at love joy is: live.LOVEJOY.ous ; any advise to help us live and love joyously?
Find a way to connect with your inner self to follow your heart’s intentions and pay attention to what makes you come alive each day and that will bring more love and joy into your life.
Thank you Manuri!
* MEET MANURI at her upcoming LoveJoy Yoga and Workshop Session:
TUESDAY, MARCH 22 @ 7- 8:30pm – Yoga with Manuri