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About Justin Timothy Temple

After being pulled, hooting and hollering, into my first yoga class at the bidding of my friends, I was instantly drawn to yoga and started a steady once-a-month practice.

 
 
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How I Became a Teacher

After being pulled, hooting and hollering, into my first yoga class at the bidding of my friends, I was instantly drawn to yoga and started a steady once-a-month practice. When that wasn't enough, once-a-month turned to twice-a-week, and twice-a-week turned into a day away from those same friends having an intervention.

I decided to take a 200-hour teacher training program when I began to feel my downward-facing dog edging me closer to enlightenment. Not much time passed before I realized that I knew nothing about it–and still don't! All that aside, I have learned quite a bit about teaching the technical aspects of a yoga practice.

I believe in teaching yoga to every student the same way I was taught–as an individual. I describe my group classes as radically consistent. My focus is to help each student get the most out of their practice. Both, in the short and long-term.

I would be careless if I did not acknowledge those who I am deeply grateful for helping me be the teacher I am today. Kim Manfredi. She saw potential in me and started me along my path to teaching. Debbie Saag and Heather Hax. Both of whom not only spent time holding space for my practice but also growing our relationship into amazing colleagues. Jen Rene and David Keil. They both continue to open my practice every time I am with them. Every single student in our Mysore program at YogaWorks Midtown. Thank you so much. You keep me consistently inspired.