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Alec Vishal Rouben: YA Lessons Instructor Interview


In our YA Lessons Instructor 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 growth. He’s broadly 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 global translator… Then yoga discovered me.”
 

Past my private observe 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 broadly well-liked yoga podcast.

Wish to be taught extra about this unimaginable yoga teacher? Learn on.
 

 
 

Get to Know Your YA Lessons Instructor: 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 observe you may’t dwell with out?

Alec yoga poseAlec: I imagine the capability at which we deal with ourselves is straight reflective of the capability at which we serve one other. For me, past my private observe 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 track or music style whenever you train (or observe)?

Alec: I’ll ALWAYS be a Fairly Lights Fam for all times type of man… though, it’s not my typical music to observe, but alone train to. Once I observe, I choose frequency tones from Spotify or an app I exploit known as Beatfulness.

Once I train, I both train in full silence to domesticate larger types of interior presence, or I exploit very gentle yin-like music from Liquid Bloom, Desert Dwellers, or ambient sounds. When not instructing or practising, I like deep home music of each variety, and 80’s vibes!
 

YA: What’s your favourite motivational quote?

Alec: “Whenever you understand how good every thing is, you’ll tilt your head again and chortle on the sky” – Buddha

9 Buddha Quotes to Refresh Your Perspective On Life
 

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 very best setting on the block, slowly making my means all the way down to the ground. (This can be a extra superior observe that works for me personally.) Least fave? Ardha Chandrasana, Half Moon Pose. It’s simply not totally pleasant for my physique!

Alec breaks down one of many tougher standing foundational yoga poses, Pyramid or Pasvottanasana, in our YA Lessons Studying Yoga collection. Seize two blocks and discover ways to observe this deep deep ahead fold with a variety of advantages right here.
 

YA: The place’s your favourite place on this planet you’ve ever been to, and why?

Alec IndiaAlec: 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 might go there!

Second favourite can 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 lessons every week), I used to be a (struggling) full-time yoga trainer. One of many lessons 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 beloved the half-pigeon cue in the direction of quiet 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 strong 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 folks that you just encompass your self with.
 

We’re a product of our 5 most individuals that we spend our time round.

 
Do you might have mentors? Look to those that are additional alongside an analogous path that encourage you to domesticate private em(energy)ment.
 

YA: Apart from your personal, what’s your favourite class or trainer on YA Lessons?

Alec and AnnieAlec: Annie Dee Coyle. Verify her lessons out!!

Join together 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 Move
 
 

Wish 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 lecturers, he’s additionally a featured trainer in our Studying Yoga program – and makes use of his background in Vinyasa and Ashtanga yoga to focus 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, in case you are fortunate sufficient to dwell within the Boulder / Denver, Colorado space, you will discover in-person lessons 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

Get Grounded Get Real

Yoga Class

With Alec Vishal Rouben

Take Alec Vishal Rouben’s well-liked Get Grounded Get Actual class on YA Lessons. By a easy and important circulation, this class will shift your frequency and allow you to navigate a busy day. He provides many lessons on YA Lessons, so you’ll want to test all of them out!

Not but a YA Lessons member? You possibly can strive it out free for 14 days.



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