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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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