decades, began taking yoga classes in 2002 after a very serious automobile accident that left him with severe back & neck pain. He learned that yoga was not only a means to heal himself but also a path of empowerment to gain control over his life.
Lazriel studied yoga with the Art of Living & Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, getting involved with the organization’s Hurricane Katrina humanitarian projects to help with the devastation. As well as learning to teach trauma relief to hurricane victims he also studied laughter yoga, developed by Dr. Kataria with Laughter Yoga International, while living in New Orleans.
He later studied yoga & yoga therapy at the Amrit Yoga Institute where he deepened his understanding of the “Integrative Amrit Methods or I AM” practices pioneered by Yogi Amrit Desai in the 60’s. These slow & controlled yet powerful practices are
more meditative & gentle forms of mindfulness.
Combined with his magnetic charisma, energetic personality and creative improvisation, Lazriel loves
to merge the healing power of yogic techniques with modern day understandings to bring a practical “real world” approach to yoga.
His favorite pose is the warrior series, as it reminds us that Yoga is a symbol of health, vitality and centered strength in these modern fast paced times.
Lazriel is a certified RYT-200 Yoga teacher in the Integrative Amrit Method, as well as certified in The Amrit Method of body psychology (Yoga Therapy), trauma relief teacher, certified Laughter Yoga teacher, Kirtan/Musical artist & Reiki Master.
- Yoga for Neck, Shoulders & Back (All Levels)
- Yoga for Anxiety & Depression
Anxiety and depression, which can be experienced independently of each other or at the same time, require subtly different approaches.
Depression can express itself in different ways, and is often accompanied by anxiety. Each person responds differently to the emotional burden of depression. Students will learn fundamental principles that will help you find natural relief and support the nervous system.
Anxiety can be met at its level of tension with yoga poses and breathing techniques that help drain the body of tension and allow for deep restoration. Poses have been selected for their specific physiological and psychological benefits to re-balance and retrain the nervous system to better manage stress.