|Eddie began to practice yoga in 1999 seeking for a way to pray actively into daily actions, motivated intentions, and through every movement of the body. He had a personal spiritual connection but in my opinion of the time, it wasn't agreeing with any religious paths, because he thought most wasn't enough experience and too much dogma. As an intense rock climber, he felt that the mountain was the root of infinity and the top of its peak was Self-realization.|
It came to no surprise to him when he found out that the mountain pose (Tadasana) is the foundation of all yoga postures (Asanas). He began to stand stronger and taller embodying the steadfastness of a mountain.
Yoga reminds him that all postures and breath are metaphoric of unresolved life experiences and an opportunity to resolve them, not mentally, but into the direct experience of the senses.
That practice is the way to remember what is at stake and that which is the by default happiness and confidence we all embody and perhaps forget and let asleep.
He is thankful for the yoga practice in his life as he wouldn't be able to stand strong and sweet in that era with many weapons of mass distraction.
In his classes you'll experience what he is talking about and will know what yoga is, from your own experience leading you to realize you are the yoga teacher within.
Yoga means to come together in one single collective conscious awareness.
Eddie Teboul 800 Hours certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher since 2007
E-RYT 500 Yoga Alliance Certified (When he doesn't forget to pay the fee for the label)
He has been teaching daily at the Jivamukti Yoga School of NYC 2007-2010 and is now a big fan of the PURE YOGA community for its multiple paths to get h.OM.e.
Inspired by Shri K. Patthabi Jois's Ashtanga Yoga and the students of Pathabbi Jois who are Eddie's beloved teachers, he bows to his students who are his real teachers.
More about Eddie
What classes do you teach at Pure?
Jivamukti yoga based vinyasa, slow flow and hot vinyasa
How long have you been practcing and teaching yoga
I have been practicing for 10 years, and teaching for 5 years.
What first attracted / what brought you to yoga?
I was interested in the spiritual aspect of yoga and looking to find the perfect teachers that would guide me in that direction through a profound physical awareness so that my body and mind would become steady and focused on the most subtle aspect of my own vitality and connection to others in my life.
What brought you to teaching / what do you love about teaching?
I wanted to make sure I wouldn't give up my practice, which can be a tendency I have when I don't motivate myself through a supportive community. Yoga is all about that community called "Satsang" (while in the company of like minded others, one evolves and grows into that like mindedness.) Teaching yoga was a way to teach myself a deeper commitment to remain a steady student. There is nothing like the feeling of helping people to find their own breakthrough and union with all there is. Bringing others to a healthy body and mind and see them transform or (transcend the form) is the best gift of teaching yoga. While yoga is based on giving to others to make ourselves happy, teaching yoga is a daily opportunity not to miss that feeling.
What motivates you to practice today?
Yoga is who I really am. When I don't practice enough yoga asana, meditation and ethics, I tend to identify with patterns of the emotional past which are full of sorrows and injuries. As I practice yoga within a contemporary lifestyle, not only the physical aspect of looking and feeling young and healthy is uplifted, but also the way I perceive life, people, difficulties, discomfort, and attachments. All of that reveals its grace and opportunity for evolving and bonding with others everywhere. Once we have felt that kind of shift in perception, it is difficult to go back to a normal life. That shift resulting from practicing yoga on a daily basis motivates me to stick to it.
Before becoming a yoga teacher, what did you do?
I was a free lance hairstylist in the fashion industry, working to create looks on models for designers fashion shows, fashion magazines such as Vogue, Elle etc. fashion catalogues, advertising campaigns and sometimes films or music videos for celebrities. I still have a private clientele mainly for cutting hair. I always thought it was my other meditation and yoga practice through the art process.
What do you love about Pure Yoga?
Pure is the kind of place I would have loved to find when I began my search for yoga methods but it didn't exist yet. I had to go to all different places to try a class pack here and there for different types of classes and teachers. PURE has gathered all methods and popular brilliant teachers under the same roof. You can perfect your alignment in an Iyengar class the day before you go practice Ashtanga primary series at 6 am, take an Anusara detailed focus in the afternoon and finish the day with an eclectic musical and spiritually inspiring Jivamukti or any style vinyasa class and so much more like the Forrest and Classic Hatha methods.