AṠOM YOGA

ASOM YOGA - a portmanteau of Agni + Shakti + Aum

Jeffrey has been practicing yoga for over 16 years as a supplement to his football and Rugby workouts. After years of intense play and several sports-related injuries, he deepened his practice to gain flexibility and learn more about the body. Jeffrey earned his 500hr certification from Yoga Vidya, taught by Lauren Toolin, a master teacher in the ParaYoga tradition and an IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist. Jeffrey continues his education, completing an additional 300hr yoga teacher training program in the ISHTA Yoga lineage (Alan Finger), certified in ISHTA Meditation, ISHTA Yoga Nidra, trauma-informed yoga, aromatherapy, Reiki and a number of workshops in prenatal yoga and tantric techniques.

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To all the Mother's out there, this day is for you.
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I love technology.

It enables me to thrive, connecting me with people in a myriad of ways (Instagram, FaceTime, YouTube, and many more). In fact, I am connecting with you RIGHT NOW! 😆 I am fortunate to have friends all over the World and technology keeps each of us involved in our lives.

But technology isn't perfect, and it's no substitute for experiences. The relationships online do not allow for touch, understanding healthy boundaries, or chasing your own dreams. While it does reference young people, the issue here is inter-generational.

The adoption of technology and the erosion of privacy will continue at a frightening pace. Do you think twice before installing apps or sharing data? Do you disable unnecessary notifications? Do you limit screen time, especially at night an hour or two before bed? What is the solution? Mindfulness and awareness. You must be clear about your burning desires and how to manifest them.

Yoga is a spiritual technology that enables you to tap into your unbound potential and prevents gadgets from hijacking your brain. With clarity and insight about what you want most in this life, you can take action and feel good knowing you're moving in the direction you're supposed to, rather than succumb to mental masturbation.

Join me at Good Karma Studio for Fierce Friday Revive @ 6:30p and Saturday for meditation @ 8:00a so you can learn how to gain control of your life from gadgets and social media.

A new study shows a rise in depression and stress among young people parallels the growth in smartphone and social media use.

My Uncle Antonio is one of the hardest working and most consistent men I know. Everybody knows what it’s like to work hard, but what does it mean to be consistent? Show up, do the work. For him, that’s 6 days a week, with 12 hour days the norm. He doesn’t always love it and says the stress gets to him, thankfully retirement is around the corner. 💪 He embodies the notion of Tapas - self-discipline. Many people have ideas but don’t know where to start, or they get started but meander along the way. When starting something new, a change in habit for instance, it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement and spread thin or risk burning out. But by showing up, a little each day, and doing the work, even just 1% to get started, we get there. Consistency may not always get us exactly what we want but I guarantee it will yield a result. Antonio starts the day with his signature ‘red juice.’ Hear it in his words, check out @asomyoga Story for the recipe!
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It’s all about gratitude! 🙏 Thank you @iamamandapurdy for introducing me to @nathanwpylestrangeplanet and his amazing comics. It’s good to approach life with perspective, go have a laugh! 👽 😆
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SOUND OFF!! 📣 Where my happy hippies at?! 🥳 Check out this amazing video with Miley and @arianagrande singing an amazing cover of ‘Hey Now’. @mileycyrus started a non-profit, the Happy Hippie Foundation, that “rallies young people to fight injustice facing homeless youth, LGBTQ youth, and other vulnerable populations.” Today’s theme is inspired by #strongwomen as we honor #internationalwomensday .Millennials are the most versatile generation on the planet. 🔥 You know what keeps me versatile? A daily practice. Come to Fierce Friday Revive TONIGHT 6:30p @goodkarmastudio and celebrate as we honor the divine feminine in a Bhakti-inspired flow, followed by meditative silence.
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800-Hour Professional Yoga Therapist Program

The best teachers never stop being students. #levelup

kripalu.org 800-hour Professional Yoga Therapist Program at Kripalu prepares students to design and teach therapeutic yoga for groups and individuals with specific needs or health challenges.

Happy Valentine’s Day, you crazy cats!! 😻🥰

[02/14/19]   Show compassion. Always. Be the bigger person. Give things time. Allow your heart to be your biggest strength.

Life is about two things - experiences and relationships.

Above all else, love and appreciate both with each breath because every experience and relationship is a gift. It is because we are alive and have freedom of choice. Certainly, resource availability and circumstance play a role, but does it stay that way forever? Do we allow our situation to define us?

Is there an opportunity for growth?

Yes. Always. Grow and be the best you can be!

Happy Valentine's Day! 😘

Fierce Friday Revive - 2/15 - It's Valentine's Day!

That time of year when we're recuperating from our holiday spending but find the opportunity to splurge on our significant others. 🌹🍫💍😍 Our minds love to dance in circles about the ones we love, and also the lack of someone special in our life. We may find ourselves fraught with emotions, wrestling with unrealistic expectations of ourselves or others.

The truth is this - we are all in a relationship with ourselves FIRST.

This week, we will explore the theme of love with a truly tantric practice to re-affirm our relationship with ourselves so we may invite openness, possibility, and satisfy our desire for love in our lives. We will explore chest opening and back-bending practices, explore pranayama, laya, and kriya yoga, ending with a truly tantric meditation aimed at connecting to the limitless potential within the heart. 💝

Ashton Kutcher

What are your thoughts on fault and responsibility?

"Fault and responsibility do not go together.”

Hello Warriors of Fire and Light! It's been awhile, a lot of learning, traveling, and growth in 2018. I can't keep all the details to myself, so I'm working hard on a new platform! I'll leak out details over the next few weeks for an exciting AṠOM Yoga launch event coming in December!

Stayed tuned. 😎

[01/25/18]   "You cannot find peace by avoiding life."
- Virginia Woolf (1882 - 1941)

A pioneer in writing and women's rights, she declared women need money to be free. In honor of her birthday. 🎂 🎉 🎈 🎊

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I became a certified meditation leader in 2015 through #albanypeaceproject to promote peace and wellness in my city. In fact, there is a 10 year scientific study in process of measuring the effect! Here, Tony Robbins is leading the audience of the Dr. Oz Show through the experience.

Hmmm...this gives me an idea for a future vlog! :-D

Today's guest Tony Robbins shares his philosophy to living a fulfilling life and guides you through a two-minute meditation in his Oz Talk. Check it out:

In July 2014, I took my first continuing education workshop teaching yoga to children. Two and a half years later, I've increased my toolset to teach the opposite end of the age spectrum. Investment in education keeps the sword sharp and enables me to live my life's purpose - helping people become better versions of themselves.

How will you better yourself?

#asomyoga #divedeepriserup #yogavidya

Be kind to yourself and others.

This year, I challenge you to complete these 15 random acts of kindness: https://virg.in/Z5f

[12/06/16]   "All of it is Life, all of it is precious. Don't waste any of it doing something you don't want to do. And do all of it with the people you love."
- Richard Branson

Come out Friday to Good Karma Studio! Beat the Winter blues and holiday stress. B-)

[11/29/16]   A friend of mine posted about the state of affairs in the World.

Here's my response -

The problem is the material World and our relationship with it - specifically a lack of consciousness. When we are born, we are inherently cast into a World of objects where an object requires a label to understand it. At the root, we see ourselves as individuals. 'I am me, you are you, therefore we are different.' We don't even see ourselves for the powerful beings that we are. Since we see ourselves as individuals and separate from the Whole, that's the first issue. From that separation, desire and aversion arise. We desire to be born and that which is pleasurable to us, we are averse to death and that which is not pleasurable to us. As we experience life, we learn through personal experiences and our environment. Our pursuits and reactions to the results are our personality. Next comes fear - we fear that we will not get what we want and fear we will get what we do not want. Next comes greed - when we attain something we desire, we want more and more of it. The stronger the desire, the stronger the greed. Next is miserliness, where we feel the need to control the environment around us (including people) to ensure we continue to satisfy our desires - an illusion there is not enough. Finally comes delusion in which we fail to see that all things in this life are not permanent and subject to change.

The reality is life is about two things - relationships and experiences. So long as we can manage our expectations to both, we can live happy without being douche-nozzles to each other. Unfortunately, people are not taught how to manage their expectations.

So people hate and see each other differently due to ignorance - a lack of understanding and a lack of awareness.

Come to a yoga class and learn to experience yourself, and therefore the World, as it really is!

Fill your own cup.

Create self-reliance. Fill your own cup. Your cup isn’t filled from your kids' accomplishments or your spouse giving you a pat on the back or more affection. Don’t wait for a promotion, or the calendar to turn another year to be happier. Find happiness in yourself. It’s a constant. It’s a given. It’s innately who you are. You just have to slow down your mind long enough to be able to re-experience it. Start from this place every day. Ideally, fill your own cup. Then take that happiness and contentment, and creativity that abounds from it, and share it with the world.

Take responsibility for your own happiness. Don’t wait for life to bring it to you. Become as self-reliant as possible. Practice is the key to this.

#selfreliance #fillyourowncup #happiness #contentment #slowdown #selfresponsibility #practice #meditation #parayoga #parayogis #yogarupa #rodstryker

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"Dare to commit to the dream of each other."

Do more to listen, to be compassionate, to operate from a place of love. Do this of yourself, then do this for others.

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Show up this Friday at Good Karma Studio for your weekly dose of serenity!

6p - Power Hour
7:15p - Friday Revive

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[11/09/16]   Looking to wind down after a long week? Do politicians and the media stress you out? Let's sweat it out during Power Hour 6p this Friday! Or come down 7:15p to relax and unwind with Friday Revive. Only at Good Karma Studio!!

Check out specials on packages for Good Karma Studio then come see me Friday nights! B-)

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[11/04/16]   Simplify your life to focus on who and what is most important to you.

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Discomfort and stress can be a catalyst for positive change. A regular yoga practice helps you skilfully navigate life so your habits, your expectations, your mind do not get in the way.

Come take a class with me so I can show you how. B-)

"The stimulus for the lobster to be able to grow is that it feels uncomfortable."

- Rabbi Dr. Abraham Twerski

[10/28/16]   Doing front squats today and a guy comes up to me -

Dude - You've great form! You're keeping elbows up and going deep. You've been doing this awhile?
Me - Nah, just getting back into it actually.
Dude - No sh*t. How are you that flexible?
Me - Yoga. 😎

If you're looking for big gains and deep squats, come to a yoga class and unlock your potential!

[10/24/16]   Let's approach Fall with grace!

This week for Power Hour, we'll work with balancing, core, and bandhas. Let's generate some heat and focus our prana! Friday revive will feature breathe work and mantras.

I guarantee you'll walk out feeling like a new you!

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Finishing #svasadhana advanced teacher training! Our closing ceremony!

Sva sadhana grads want to share!

[10/24/16]   Learn to be a living example of yourself. Learn to be an inspiration to yourself. #whyyoga #yogavidya

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Love Fiercely

asomyoga.com Today, I am reminded to love fiercely. I cannot doubt this nor deny this to myself, especially in light of expectation of others.

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For Power Hour this week, we'll take a closer look at Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutations). We'll work the practice with awareness, intention, and mantra - you haven't done sun salutations like this!

Friday Revive will feature fun with props. How do you get to those juicy parts in your hips, shoulders and side body? It's more relaxation than effort that achieves this. Learn how!

Sign up today at Good Karma Studio - https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/home?studioid=24145

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[10/02/16]   Ask yourself - How do I live my life?

Are you happy? Shining brightly and full of radiance or do you find yourself holding yourself back?

When you want, do you simply wish or are you fully committed to the action so you can realize your desires no matter what?

Yoga gives us the tools to face our darkness with courage. In tantra, we re-weave our lives based on our actions and the choices we make.

I can help you achieve your greatness. Ask me how you can be the best 'you' can be and live the life you deserve!

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Navratri 2016: Significance & History of the 9-day Indian festival

In celebration of Maa Durga! The slayer of demons. Click through to read about the significance of this festival! #Navratri #yogavidya

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[10/01/16]   Does the Universe conspire with you or against you?

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This school replaced detention with meditation. The results are stunning.

An example of setting up our future generations for success.

upworthy.com Some schools are replacing detention with meditation, and science is backing them up.

[09/19/16]   I am a Warrior, I am Radiant, I am Loving.

What three words describe you? #whatisyourdhi #yogavidya

Share in the comments!

As calm as Hindu cows. 😜👍😎

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Breathe

Breathe

http://www.asomyoga.com/blog-1/2016/9/16/breathe

asomyoga.com The importance of breath cannot be understated.

When was the last time you stopped for a moment to take care of yourself and simply breathe? One thing that's constant in our lives is stress. Let's do something about that! Come out and put your body in motion during Power Hour or re-energize with Friday Revive at Good Karma Studio!

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Often times, we draw from the things around us for inspiration.

When was the last time you sat in silence and looked within?

What comes up may surprise you.

From a practical perspective, I know of no other technology which cuts through the nonsensical buzzing of the constant thoughts flooding our minds. I know of no other technology which helps bring us peace and helps create the life we want and truly deserve.

The scientific community is increasingly verifying what the rishis (seers) have already known for thousands of years. Harvard Medical school came to the conclusion that a regular meditation practice builds gray matter in as little as 8 weeks! Meditation also builds are resiliency, brings our nervous system into a relaxed state, increased attention spans, slows down aging, and much more!

If you haven't tried meditation or are interested in cultivating a regular practice, get in touch!

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