Teacher Spotlight: Zofia Alia

Zofia Alia

2,000 hour Purna Yoga Professional

Practicing Yoga since: 1995

Teaching at ASC since: 1998

Why do you love teaching yoga?

One of the reasons I love teaching yoga is I really enjoy connecting with people. We are all soooo different and yet so alike! Another reason I love teaching yoga is the ability to empower someone with health, strength, and flexibility. Because these qualities do not just rest in the muscles, when practicing yoga they become a part of your mental, emotional and psychological bodies as well. When humor is applied to this process, the body opens with joy, bringing an overall sense of well being along with a good sense of humor. :)

What is your favorite quote?

"Let Thy Light be in me like a Fire that makes all alive; let thy Divine Love penetrate me. I aspire with all my being for thy reign as sovereign and master of my mind and heart and body: let them be thy docile instuments and Thy faithful servitors." - The Mother, from Prayers and Meditations: November 3,1912

I really enjoy this quote because the ignorance in me is turning to the wisdom in me asking for guidance, surrendering to wisdom instead of staying in ignorance.

If you could give one piece of advice to yourself as a new yoga student, what would it be?

Enjoy the process! When I feel gratitude, joy, a beautiful feeling, my body opens more quickly and allows me to live a happier life.

What benefits have you received from Purna Yoga?

The greatest benefit I have received from Purna Yoga™ and Heartfull™ Meditation is connecting with my Soul. This has brought a tremendous sense of renewal in my body, my life, and my relationships. I feel younger, more flexible, stronger, more emotionally balanced than I did when I first came. I know my life has changed because of Purna Yoga, Heartfull Meditation and Alive & Shine Center.