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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.

It would be careless of me if I did not acknowledge my teachers who I am deeply grateful for helping me be the teacher I am today. First, Kim Manfredi, who saw the potential in me and gave me an opportunity to grow at every turn, thank you. Next, Debbie Saag and Heather Hax, who continue to push me forward every single day and never let me forget that I am always capable of more, thank you. Last but not least, everyone who shows up to practice in the Mysore program at YogaWorks Midtown and keeps me inspired, thank you so much.