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Alec Vishal Rouben: YA Lessons Trainer Interview

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 instructor spotlight is with Alec Vishal Rouben.

Alec is a lover of life and all issues well being, wellness, and consciousness enlargement. He’s broadly identified 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 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 instructor trainings and a Masters in Traditions of Yoga and Meditation later, Alec is now an acclaimed yoga instructor, yoga and well being mindset entrepreneur, and the co-founder of a broadly widespread yoga podcast.

Need to be taught extra about this unimaginable 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 observe you may’t stay with out?

Alec yoga poseAlec: I consider 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 educate (or observe)?

Alec: I’ll ALWAYS be a Fairly Lights Fam for all times sort of man… though, it’s not my typical music to observe, but alone educate to. Once I observe, I favor frequency tones from Spotify or an app I take advantage of referred to as Beatfulness.

Once I educate, I both educate in full silence to domesticate better types of internal presence, or I take advantage of very mild yin-like music from Liquid Bloom, Desert Dwellers, or ambient sounds. When not instructing or practising, I really like deep home music of each form, and 80’s vibes!

YA: What’s your favourite motivational quote?

Alec: “Once you notice how excellent every part is, you’ll tilt your head again and snort on the sky” – Buddha

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YA: What’s your favourite yoga pose? Least favourite?

Alec: My favourite pose is Pyramid Pose, Parsvottanasana (with yoga blocks). I really like to carry this pose for 1-2 minutes on the best setting on the block, slowly making my means right 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 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 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’d go there!

Second favourite can be Myanmar the place I did my first (and solely up to now) Vipassana meditation in a small hilly space in the course 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 yr of instructing (at this level I had about 9 to 10 lessons every week), I used to be a (struggling) full-time yoga instructor. 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 liked the half-pigeon cue in the direction of settle down.

Throughout Savasana, I FULL ON fell asleep. 😆😴 I truthfully do not 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 take a look at the folks that you simply encompass your self with.

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

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

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

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

Join along with your innermost and divine being via mantra chanting and aware Hatha Yoga actions with Annie. Try her YA Class: Bhakti Developed Movement

Need to join extra with Alec Rouben?

Love Alec’s vibe? We do! Try 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 instructor 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 also 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 instructor Ashton August!

Lastly, if you’re fortunate sufficient to stay within the Boulder / Denver, Colorado space, yow 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

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With Alec Vishal Rouben

Take Alec Vishal Rouben’s widespread Get Grounded Get Actual class on YA Lessons. By a easy and very important movement, this class will shift your frequency and provide help to navigate a busy day. He presents many lessons on YA Lessons, so remember to verify all of them out!

Not but a YA Lessons member? You’ll be able to strive it out free for 14 days.



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