What can Shakira teach us about self-love?

I am just returning from a 3 month winter sabbatical of traveling latin america, the longest break from the status quo as I know it that I’ve allowed myself to take.  Wow, what a wonderful soul-filling journey it’s been.   I had much time for self-reflection and I received very positive affirmations that I am on the right path of self love, healing and compassion via mindfulness and sharing this passion with others.

Just 2 weeks into my journey, I found myself “graduating” from Spanish school in Guatemala and leading a group of teachers and students (i.e. not yoga folk) in a Spanish rendition of “head shoulders knees and toes” which turned into a light-hearted super sweet teaching moment of loving and trusting the body, inspired by the lines made famous by Shakira “my hips don’t lie”.  Watch the video here.

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My Yoga Bio

Umair has been practicing yoga for over 10 years and completed a 200 hour yoga teaching certification in Washington DC.

200 HR Accredited Vinyasa YTT at Kali Yoga in Washington DC with Abby Dobbs (July 2018)
 Anatomy focused 200 hr (over 140 contact hours) Vinyasa yoga teacher training
 Learned intelligent sequencing, intelligent alignment cueing with the breath, and holding space.
 Ethics and professionalism of teaching Yoga

Way of the Happy Hips with Ariele Foster (September 2017)
 Posterior chain strengthening

Yoga Bodyworkers Shoulder Clinic with Abby Dobbs (October 2017)
 strength & longevity in the shoulder joint
 anatomy, muscle testing, and Myofascial Release

Chaturanga Clinic with Ariele Foster (September 2017)
 Proper alignment and variations of Chaturanga for shoulder health

Yoga Anatomy Immersion for Teachers with Abby Dobbs (October 2016)
 Deep dive in muscular and fascial anatomy for yoga teachers