behaviors, including an eating disorder and depression, I was finally able to find balance and restoration in my life through yoga. I started off
doing yoga in my bedroom - watching videos and listening to tapes. I was at first hesitant to go to a class, and felt very unnerved by
the idea people looking at me, and judging me. Slowly this fear lessened, and I made it to my first Vinyasa class. I realized very
quickly that people weren't staring at me or judging me. I slowly
began to completely let go of fear that I had. It was not long after my first real class that I knew that I wanted to teach yoga. Yoga has allowed me to change my life dramatically through persistent
practice with others, as well as by myself - yoga has transformed my
life in so many ways. My mission is to spread my knowledge of yoga to
those I teach, and allow space for students to find their own balance
and healthy lifestyle.
It wasn't until I started experiencing daily pain and tightness in my hip joints that a dance teacher suggested that I try her yoga class. It was challenging for me to sit in easy pose for more than 5 seconds! After one month of vinyasa yoga and lots of hip opening poses, my hips no longer ached and I became serious about my yoga practice. Since those unexceptional beginnings, I have taken many opportunities to learn much more about yoga and physical fitness in general. I am grateful for having had studied with many excellent teachers and I continue to learn everyday.
Alex Amorosi-ERYT is a Registered Yoga Teacher offering classes, workshops, retreats, and teacher trainings in greater New England and around the world. Alex specializes in the anatomical, physiological, and neurological effects of yoga poses, breathing, and meditation on the body and brain. He conducts trainings for yoga teachers in experiential anatomy and therapeutic yoga. A long-time student of human nature and the nature of the human mind, Alex first began studying Zen Meditation in his late teens. Through the years, he has developed a holistic approach to meditation that synthesizes teachings from Classical Yoga, Zen Buddhism, and Advaita Vedanta. He is passionate about the power of the healing practices of yoga for individuals who wish to live healthy and authentic lives.