In our YA Lessons Trainer Highlights, we function one in every of our wonderful instructors and interview them so our members and readers can get to know them. This trainer spotlight is with Alec Vishal Rouben.
Alec is a lover of life and all issues well being, wellness, and consciousness enlargement. He’s extensively recognized for his infectious and playful vitality, and his beloved signpost that reads “Love Life”!
Alec Vishal Rouben shares his yoga journey:
“I studied Chinese language for 9 years and was on the trail to being a world translator… Then yoga discovered me.”
Past my private follow of yoga, my dietary self-care routine is non-negotiable and permits me to indicate as much as the world with full presence and em(energy)ment!
Ten yoga trainer trainings and a Masters in Traditions of Yoga and Meditation later, Alec is now an acclaimed yoga trainer, yoga and well being mindset entrepreneur, and the co-founder of a extensively fashionable yoga podcast.
Need to be taught extra about this unbelievable yoga teacher? Learn on.
Get to Know Your YA Lessons Trainer: Alec Vishal Rouben
We sat down with the beloved and passionate yogi Alec Vishal Rouben for a Q+A session so YA Lessons members and YouAligned readers can be taught extra about him.
YA: What’s your favourite self-care follow you may’t reside with out?
Alec: I consider the capability at which we handle ourselves is instantly reflective of the capability at which we serve one other. For me, past my private follow of yoga, my dietary self-care routine is non-negotiable and permits me to indicate as much as the world with full presence and em(energy)ment!
YA: What’s your go-to tune or music style whenever you train (or follow)?
Alec: I’ll ALWAYS be a Fairly Lights Fam for all times type of man… though, it’s not my typical music to follow, but alone train to. After I follow, I want frequency tones from Spotify or an app I exploit referred to as Beatfulness.
After I train, I both train in full silence to domesticate better types of internal presence, or I exploit very gentle yin-like music from Liquid Bloom, Desert Dwellers, or ambient sounds. When not instructing or training, I like deep home music of each form, and 80’s vibes!
YA: What’s your favourite motivational quote?
Alec: “Whenever you understand how good all the things is, you’ll tilt your head again and snort on the sky” – Buddha
YA: What’s your favourite yoga pose? Least favourite?
Alec: My favourite pose is Pyramid Pose, Parsvottanasana (with yoga blocks). I like to carry this pose for 1-2 minutes on the best setting on the block, slowly making my means all the way down to the ground. (It is a extra superior follow that works for me personally.) Least fave? Ardha Chandrasana, Half Moon Pose. It’s simply not totally satisfying for my physique!
Alec breaks down one of many more difficult standing foundational yoga poses, Pyramid or Pasvottanasana, in our YA Lessons Studying Yoga sequence. Seize two blocks and learn to follow this deep deep ahead fold with a variety of advantages right here.
YA: The place’s your favourite place on the earth you’ve ever been to, and why?
Alec: I LOVE Southeast Asia! I’ve been blessed to have journeyed over 18 months solo touring throughout our lovely planet on my own, instructing yoga all through, and one in every of my most fave locations I’ve been to was in Cambodia. Visiting Angkor Wat was a dream ever since I used to be in highschool Artwork Historical past class, and I knew I’d go there!
Second favourite could be Myanmar the place I did my first (and solely to date) Vipassana meditation in a small hilly space in the midst of nowhere! It was so highly effective.
YA: What’s your most embarrassing second, both instructing or in life?
Alec: In my first or second 12 months of instructing (at this level I had about 9 to 10 courses every week), I used to be a (struggling) full-time yoga trainer. One of many courses I taught was at 10pm. That’s proper, class STARTED at 10pm and ended at 11pm! It was a celebration of a category…and EVERYONE liked the half-pigeon cue in direction of settle down.
Throughout Savasana, I FULL ON fell asleep. 😆😴 I truthfully don’t know how lengthy I used to be out, however class was supposed to finish a stable 5 minutes sooner than I pulled the fifty college students out of Savasana… ha!
YA: What’s your #1 piece of recommendation for sustaining an empowered mindset?
Alec: Take a tough have a look at the individuals that you just encompass your self with.
We’re a product of our 5 most individuals that we spend our time round.
Do you may have mentors? Look to those that are additional alongside an analogous path that encourage you to domesticate private em(energy)ment.
YA: Except for your individual, what’s your favourite class or trainer on YA Lessons?
Alec: Annie Dee Coyle. Test her courses out!!
Join along with your innermost and divine being via mantra chanting and conscious Hatha Yoga actions with Annie. Take a look at her YA Class: Bhakti Developed Circulation
Need to join extra with Alec Rouben?
Love Alec’s vibe? We do! Take a look at Alec’s enjoyable, supportive, and playful content material on Instagram @aleclovelifeyoga. As one in every of our beloved YA Lessons academics, he’s additionally a featured trainer in our Studying Yoga program – and makes use of his background in Vinyasa and Ashtanga yoga to concentrate on instructing a foundational model of Hatha.
Alec can be the co-founder of the Yoga Revealed podcast, which illuminates the transformative energy of yoga from the best knowledge keepers. He even did an episode with YA Lessons founder and fellow trainer Ashton August!
Lastly, if you’re fortunate sufficient to reside within the Boulder / Denver, Colorado space, yow will discover in-person courses and workshops with Alec. He teaches round city, at yoga and music festivals, and on-line on YA Lessons.
Take a Class On-line With Alec Vishal Rouben
Take Alec Vishal Rouben’s fashionable Get Grounded Get Actual class on YA Lessons. By way of a easy and very important stream, this class will shift your frequency and allow you to navigate a busy day. He presents many courses on YA Lessons, so make sure you examine all of them out!
Not but a YA Lessons member? You’ll be able to attempt it out free for 14 days.