As someone who has suffered greatly from chronic health issues, Jared understands we are more than our diagnosis. This understanding is woven into his teaching, encouraging a versatile non-obsessive approach to developing a deeper more purposeful way in how yoga can support us in our changing stages of life. Jared has been studying, practicing, and teaching yoga for nearly two decades. In his words, “The yoga I teach is breath-centered as opposed to form-centered. It considers the uniqueness of each individual from the outer to the inner.” Meaning breath is the primary means through which postures begin to unfold. It serves as the medium to experience and understand the posture and maybe something about you. To offer the practitioner a more cohesive yoga experience, Jared’s classes integrate an array of tools beyond postures, including specialized breathing techniques, chanting and meditation.
Jared’s teaching is infused with the ancient wisdom set forth by T. Krishnamacharya and his son TKV Desikachar. His teachers are direct disciples of this lineage and have imparted the gift of this wisdom to him. He has shared a relationship with his root teacher, Mark Whitwell for 15 years and is certified by the Heart of Yoga Association as a senior teacher at the 1000 hr. level. Jared has also completed certification with the American Institute of Viniyoga (AVI) under the guidance of Gary Kraftsow, earning a 500 hr. diploma. He continues to study and learn through his own practice while working closely with senior teachers of the AVI. Above and beyond these yoga scholars are Jared’s greatest teachers, his wife and son who put his efforts of practice into more meaningful application. He also shares a passion for sneakers, organizing, coffee and cacao.
When yoga is practiced with intention and sensitivity to one’s own needs, the unchanging source is realized, and from there amazing transformation begin to take place in one’s life.—Jared Hirsch