Featured Teacher: Nitai
Pure yoga teacher Nitai talks about the impact of dharma and yoga in his life.
Where are you originally from?
How long have you been teaching?
Who was your very first yoga teacher and what was he/she like?
My mother. She was clear, concise, and very helpful.
How long have you been practicing?
I've practiced Bhakti and Karma Yoga my whole life, and I've been practicing asana for over 2 years.
Originally, what attracted you to yoga?
Yoga was always in my life, but I became more attracted to asana when I was asked to teach.
What motivates you to practice today?
Dharma. Service to God.
How would you describe your personal practice?
Before you became a yoga teacher, what did you do?
I was a photographer, an assistant photographer, a model, and a car washer.
What do you love about teaching?
Spreading consciousness, truth, and bliss.
What do you find challenging about teaching?
Balancing consistency with new techniques and approaches.
Describe your ideal class (as a teacher).
A class where no one needs more teaching.
Describe a class that you would find challenging or difficult (as a teacher).
Doing something for the first time is always challenging.
What teacher has had the biggest impact on your practice?
What is your most embarrassing moment in the studio (as a teacher or student)?
I got frustrated by knocking over a bottle three times in a row while demonstrating.
Where is the strangest place you've practiced yoga?
In a children's playground.
Aside from yoga, what other hobbies or interests do you have?
Cooking, hiking, studying, reading, combat training.
Describe your most profound yoga experience.
To see, hear, feel and sense God everywhere, in every thing, as every thing.
If you weren't a yoga teacher, what would you be?
A yoga student. A craftsman.