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Meditation & Connection with Ashish Arora
Nov 21, 2019 @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
An event every month that begins at 6:45 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until Dec 19, 2019
Join us for our free community meditation events this summer. Pre-register online or drop in the day of. All levels of meditators and curious newbies are welcome! These events will feature meditation and an opportunity to connect with your fellow yogis.
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About the instructors:
Ashish grew up in Delhi, India where he briefly practiced yoga in Elementary school and learned Sanskrit in Middle and High school. He did not practice yoga again till he went to a yoga class in January 2015 in his office gym at Nintendo. That’s when he realized the possibilities yoga opened up for him, both physically and mentally. The same year he completed his 200-hour Teacher Training at Shakti Vinyasa Yoga, following it up with a 4 month mentoring program. He has also completed Level 1 training with Baron Baptiste and weekend intensives with Anna Forrest(Forrest yoga) and Kino Macgregor(Ashtanga). After spending 16 years of working as an engineer in the Computer and video game industry, he is currently taking a sabbatical and spending his time practicing/teaching yoga and to travel. He loves to practice different styles of yoga, taking about 12 classes/week across Seattle. In the last year, he has practiced yoga in a few places across the world – Delhi, Bali, Rome, New York, LA, Boston, Miami, DC and more.He likes to practice with a smile and tries to bring his fun personality to his teaching. At the same time, you should come in expecting to push your edge. He would like you to be open to the possibilities which open up on and off your mat when you push that edge. A strong example from his personal life being how yoga helped him get over his fear of water by getting him in control of his breath, which then let him explore scuba diving.
He strongly believes that happiness cannot be achieved by just tying it to big goals, but it comes from finding something in the current moment to be happy about and to smile about it. Those moments then go on to make your entire life.
Chelle’s mission is to be of service by inspiring people to be great in their lives. Deeply rooted in the Baptiste methodology, Chelle’s dynamic style of teaching challenges you to live boldly, love openly and laugh freely. Expressive and energetic, her classes encourage you to surf your edge, seek out what is possible and be at play.
A Certified Baptiste Yoga Instructor and E-RYT 500, Chelle’s zest for life is contagious and her passion for yoga radiates through teaching and mentoring yogis and fellow teachers alike.
When she’s not teaching in Seattle, assisting Baptiste programs around the world or running retreats in Mexico, Chelle can be found traveling with her husband, creating new recipes, or fostering homeless cats.
I teach because it constantly challenges and inspires me to be my most real and present self, and because I want to share the joy and growth I’ve experienced from the practice.
I teach for connection. I want my students to experience a deepening connection to themselves—their own body, thoughts, fears, and strength. And I believe yoga helps to shed the barriers that keep us from connecting with each other.
I fell in love with the physical practice of yoga, and then I noticed how much it was helping me in processing transition and learning about myself. I love SOL for the music, for the amazing community, the sunrises, and the growth I’ve experienced during my journey here.
When I’m not doing the yoga, I enjoy everything outside—hiking, running, biking, rafting, climbing, worshipping the mountains and rivers and trees of Washington. I also love reading/learning/volunteering for climate and social justice. My dog Suma, has my heart… and so do singalongs and dinners in bowls.
Nicole Merat is a certified Yoga teacher, outdoor enthusiast, creative being, and purveyor of personal growth! With roots in Baptiste Power Vinyasa, Nicole’s teaching style exudes both power and play, encouraging commitment and curiosity in the practice. In contrast, Nicole’s deep love of Restorative Yoga and meditation work brings balance, softness, and depth to her instruction and personal practice. Her eagerness to help others discover their true potential is what makes Nicole’s teaching both accessible and igniting. Nicole’s mission is to offer her joy and passion for life through this expressive practice so that others may learn to love themselves and do the same.
Ashish Arora, Be Luminous Yoga, Chelle Swierz, Dana Golden, James Grixoni, Meditation & Connection, Nicole Merat