In our YA Lessons Instructor Highlights, we function certainly one of our superb instructors and interview them so our members and readers can get to know them. This trainer spotlight is with Alec Vishal Rouben.
Alec is a lover of life and all issues well being, wellness, and consciousness enlargement. He’s extensively recognized for his infectious and playful power, and his beloved signpost that reads “Love Life”!
Alec Vishal Rouben shares his yoga journey:
“I studied Chinese language for 9 years and was on the trail to being a global translator… Then yoga discovered me.”
Past my private observe of yoga, my dietary self-care routine is non-negotiable and permits me to indicate as much as the world with full presence and em(energy)ment!
Ten yoga trainer trainings and a Masters in Traditions of Yoga and Meditation later, Alec is now an acclaimed yoga trainer, yoga and well being mindset entrepreneur, and the co-founder of a extensively widespread yoga podcast.
Wish to be taught extra about this unbelievable yoga teacher? Learn on.
Get to Know Your YA Lessons Instructor: Alec Vishal Rouben
We sat down with the beloved and passionate yogi Alec Vishal Rouben for a Q+A session so YA Lessons members and YouAligned readers can be taught extra about him.
YA: What’s your favourite self-care observe you possibly can’t dwell with out?
Alec: I consider the capability at which we maintain ourselves is straight reflective of the capability at which we serve one other. For me, past my private observe of yoga, my dietary self-care routine is non-negotiable and permits me to indicate as much as the world with full presence and em(energy)ment!
YA: What’s your go-to music or music style while you educate (or observe)?
Alec: I’ll ALWAYS be a Fairly Lights Fam for all times sort of man… though, it’s not my typical music to observe, but alone educate to. Once I observe, I favor frequency tones from Spotify or an app I exploit known as Beatfulness.
Once I educate, I both educate in full silence to domesticate larger types of interior presence, or I exploit very gentle yin-like music from Liquid Bloom, Desert Dwellers, or ambient sounds. When not educating or training, I really like deep home music of each sort, and 80’s vibes!
YA: What’s your favourite motivational quote?
Alec: “While you notice how good every thing is, you’ll tilt your head again and chortle on the sky” – Buddha
YA: What’s your favourite yoga pose? Least favourite?
Alec: My favourite pose is Pyramid Pose, Parsvottanasana (with yoga blocks). I really like to carry this pose for 1-2 minutes on the best setting on the block, slowly making my means right down to the ground. (It is a extra superior observe that works for me personally.) Least fave? Ardha Chandrasana, Half Moon Pose. It’s simply not totally gratifying for my physique!
Alec breaks down one of many more difficult standing foundational yoga poses, Pyramid or Pasvottanasana, in our YA Lessons Studying Yoga sequence. Seize two blocks and learn to observe this deep deep ahead fold with a variety of advantages right here.
YA: The place’s your favourite place on this planet you’ve ever been to, and why?
Alec: I LOVE Southeast Asia! I’ve been blessed to have journeyed over 18 months solo touring throughout our lovely planet on my own, educating yoga all through, and certainly one of my most fave locations I’ve been to was in Cambodia. Visiting Angkor Wat was a dream ever since I used to be in highschool Artwork Historical past class, and I knew I’d go there!
Second favourite can be Myanmar the place I did my first (and solely to date) Vipassana meditation in a small hilly space in the midst of nowhere! It was so highly effective.
YA: What’s your most embarrassing second, both educating or in life?
Alec: In my first or second yr of educating (at this level I had about 9 to 10 courses every week), I used to be a (struggling) full-time yoga trainer. One of many courses I taught was at 10pm. That’s proper, class STARTED at 10pm and ended at 11pm! It was a celebration of a category…and EVERYONE liked the half-pigeon cue in the direction of quiet down.
Throughout Savasana, I FULL ON fell asleep. 😆😴 I actually do not know how lengthy I used to be out, however class was supposed to finish a strong 5 minutes sooner than I pulled the fifty college students out of Savasana… ha!
YA: What’s your #1 piece of recommendation for sustaining an empowered mindset?
Alec: Take a tough take a look at the folks that you just encompass your self with.
We’re a product of our 5 most individuals that we spend our time round.
Do you have got mentors? Look to those that are additional alongside an identical path that encourage you to domesticate private em(energy)ment.
YA: Apart from your personal, what’s your favourite class or trainer on YA Lessons?
Alec: Annie Dee Coyle. Verify her courses out!!
Join along with your innermost and divine being by means of mantra chanting and conscious Hatha Yoga actions with Annie. Take a look at her YA Class: Bhakti Advanced Movement
Wish to join extra with Alec Rouben?
Love Alec’s vibe? We do! Take a look at Alec’s enjoyable, supportive, and playful content material on Instagram @aleclovelifeyoga. As certainly one of our beloved YA Lessons academics, he’s additionally a featured trainer in our Studying Yoga program – and makes use of his background in Vinyasa and Ashtanga yoga to specialise in educating a foundational model of Hatha.
Alec can also be the co-founder of the Yoga Revealed podcast, which illuminates the transformative energy of yoga from the best knowledge keepers. He even did an episode with YA Lessons founder and fellow trainer Ashton August!
Lastly, if you’re fortunate sufficient to dwell within the Boulder / Denver, Colorado space, you’ll find in-person courses and workshops with Alec. He teaches round city, at yoga and music festivals, and on-line on YA Lessons.
Take a Class On-line With Alec Vishal Rouben
Take Alec Vishal Rouben’s widespread Get Grounded Get Actual class on YA Lessons. By means of a easy and important move, this class will shift your frequency and enable you to navigate a busy day. He affords many courses on YA Lessons, so remember to test all of them out!
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