Brett Porzio
Brett's Classes
Brett is an Ashtanga Yoga teacher and practitioner. He began his studies in 2000 in New York City with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, R. Sharath Jois and Eddie Stern. After many years of close study and apprenticeship with his teachers, including long periods of study over many years in Mysore, South India, he began teaching internationally, throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America, including at his home shala, Broome St. Temple (née Ashtanga Yoga New York). Brett teaches in English. Brett: „Yoga has profound effects on our physical bodies; it purifies our internal organs and brings health, strength, increased stamina and and vitality. It makes our minds calm and steady, and gradually draws our experience away from the field of sense objects, that our consciousness may rest in the Self. A dedicated Ashtanga yoga practise gradually helps us to stand and live in our Truth; to understand the nature and continuum between body and mind. It helps us to understand what this very life is: who we are, what we are doing here, and where we are going. It is indeed essential to approach yoga with a sense of adventure. Yoga is about raising consciousness and living with greater awareness and sensitivity towards oneself and with the environment around us. It is the greatest teacher because our knowledge and understanding is a consequence of our practice and rests on our very own direct experience. Yoga is radical because it will invite us out of the shadows and challenges the very bedrock of our attitudes, assumptions and compulsions so that we can see ourselves and ultimately come to understand how to live with greater skill and cooperation in our lives. It teaches us whatever is uniquely required by us as individuals. That is why I love it and can’t imagine life without it.“
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