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Teacher of the Month April 2018: Christian Allaire

      

Hometown: Newtown Square PA

 

Childhood aspiration: Pilot

 

When and where was your first yoga class: Williamstown MA, 2007

 

Who is your most influential teacher and why: Baron Baptiste. He is the first teacher I've seem powerful connect the system of yoga as a system of leadership.


I've see powerfully......

 

When was the defining moment when you realized you wanted to teach yoga: The moment I realized it has a military like discipline. People who practice consistently have an uncommon temerity that I want to be part of.

 

What is your teaching philosophy: I recognize that my class is known as pretty physically challenging. This truly is a double edged sword as the challenge can be off putting to some. This is NOT my intention. Life by nature is a serious challenge. Our nature to a degree is to give up, to surrender. Some things need to be surrendered to and others one needs to lock horns with. This should be based upon thoughtful logic. A challenging yoga class IS the training ground that hones the students capacity to stay calm and focused in a storm. Discipline equals Freedom. Tapas is the name of the game.

 

How long have you been teaching yoga: Since November of 2011

 

Favorite Pose and Why: Cresent Lunge. Full body engagement

 

Most Challenging Part of Your Yoga Practice: Getting to class. The dirty little secret with teaching is we teach because we love the practice, but creates a situation where its harder to maintain your own practice. A home practice is great. I just like to practice with a community.

 

Person who has inspired you most: General David Patraeus

 

Book you are currently reading: AVATARA: The Humanization of Philosophy through the Bhagavad Gita

 

Secret Comfort Foods: Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwhich

 

Movie that has changed the way you think: Legends of the Fall

 

Cause you feel most passionate about: Veterans Suicide 

 

Your local retreat: Benedict Canyon Beverly Hills

 

An Unfinished Dream: Master myself

 

What is your favorite expression: Booya

 

Most impressive person: Admiral Thad Allen

 

Why is yoga important to you? Is my life. It is how to maximize life and if you believe yoga philosophy it helps with follow lifetimes


It's my life....

 

Most passionate subject: Leadership

 

Favorite hobbies: Reading



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