In our YA Lessons Trainer Highlights, we characteristic one in all our wonderful instructors and interview them so our members and readers can get to know them. This instructor spotlight is with Alec Vishal Rouben.
Alec is a lover of life and all issues well being, wellness, and consciousness enlargement. He’s broadly identified 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 world translator… Then yoga discovered me.”
Past my private observe of yoga, my dietary self-care routine is non-negotiable and permits me to point out as much as the world with full presence and em(energy)ment!
Ten yoga instructor trainings and a Masters in Traditions of Yoga and Meditation later, Alec is now an acclaimed yoga instructor, yoga and well being mindset entrepreneur, and the co-founder of a broadly well-liked yoga podcast.
Wish to study extra about this unbelievable yoga teacher? Learn on.
Get to Know Your YA Lessons Trainer: 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 study extra about him.
YA: What’s your favourite self-care observe you may’t reside with out?
Alec: I consider the capability at which we handle 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 point out as much as the world with full presence and em(energy)ment!
YA: What’s your go-to track or music style once 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 want 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 mild yin-like music from Liquid Bloom, Desert Dwellers, or ambient sounds. When not educating or training, I like deep home music of each form, and 80’s vibes!
YA: What’s your favourite motivational quote?
Alec: “If you notice how excellent every thing is, you’ll tilt your head again and giggle 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 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 absolutely pleasant for my physique!
Alec breaks down one of many tougher standing foundational yoga poses, Pyramid or Pasvottanasana, in our YA Lessons Studying Yoga collection. 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 the earth 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 stunning planet on my own, educating yoga all through, and one in all 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 might go there!
Second favourite could be Myanmar the place I did my first (and solely to date) Vipassana meditation in a small hilly space in the course 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 lessons every week), I used to be a (struggling) full-time yoga instructor. One of many lessons 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 settle down.
Throughout Savasana, I FULL ON fell asleep. 😆😴 I truthfully 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 individuals that you just encompass your self with.
We’re a product of our 5 most individuals that we spend our time round.
Do you’ve gotten mentors? Look to those that are additional alongside the same path that encourage you to domesticate private em(energy)ment.
YA: Other than your personal, what’s your favourite class or instructor on YA Lessons?
Alec: Annie Dee Coyle. Verify her lessons out!!
Join along with your innermost and divine being by mantra chanting and aware Hatha Yoga actions with Annie. Take a look at her YA Class: Bhakti Advanced Move
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 one in all our beloved YA Lessons academics, he’s additionally a featured instructor in our Studying Yoga program – and makes use of his background in Vinyasa and Ashtanga yoga to specialise in educating a foundational type 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 instructor Ashton August!
Lastly, if you’re fortunate sufficient to reside within the Boulder / Denver, Colorado space, yow will discover in-person lessons 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 well-liked Get Grounded Get Actual class on YA Lessons. By a easy and important circulation, this class will shift your frequency and assist you navigate a busy day. He presents many lessons on YA Lessons, so be sure you examine all of them out!
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