My name is Yochai (pronounced yo-hai), a registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500). I am a student of Rudy Mettia since 2007, a graduate of his 200 hour Udaya Teacher Training and the additional 300 hour training taught by Jules Mitchell.
I came to yoga because of a shoulder injury and was healed over time from the yoga practice, so I recommend the yoga practice to anyone who requires recovery from injury or for injury prevention as well as for overall well-being and body maintenance.
By emphasizing breath & alignment before balancing strength & flexibility, my teaching style offer students and clients the opportunity to humbly explore personal limits, learn to work within those limitations, and use breath and presence of intention to push those limits mindfully.
I’m often asked who is my ideal client, my ultimate demographic, that perfect niche. I welcome the opportunity to be of service to beginners and experienced alike; from those looking to learn the Sun Salutations to those seeking to refine their arm-balance-inversion pose. However, those that dismiss yoga due to of either belief in their own limitations or of yoga’s are for me the most in need of yoga (even if I just call it ‘moving your body while breathing while noticing that you’re moving your body while breathing’).
I wish to use yoga as an adjunct to treatment for trauma, PTSD, disabilities, anger and anxiety management, addictions, and meditative mindfulness.