Meet Esther Ekhart – Weblog


Esther, founding father of EkhartYoga and internationally skilled yoga instructor has been educating Hatha, Vinyasa and Yin yoga for over 20 years. Her data and sensible down-to-earth educating has impressed hundreds of yogis everywhere in the world.

Esther labored for a few years as a therapist and has an enormous fascination with the human psyche. By means of her religious research (together with the Readability Course of) and software of this information in her every day life, she discovered that previous conditionings are what maintain us again from experiencing the fact of the current second because it actually is. It’s this studying that Esther brings into all her teachings. She goals to allow her college students to see previous their previous tales, liberating them as much as expertise the reality – the second as it’s now.

Esther loves educating extra dynamic kinds like Hatha or Vinyasa Stream, specializing in energy, stability and health, together with slower practices corresponding to Yin yoga and Meditation that let you drop in and get to know your self higher.

Esther is grateful to her early academics: Clive Sheridan, who taught her to not take something too severely and Taetske Kleijn, with whom she studied the Readability Course of, and in addition her coaching and work as a therapist.

As an avid pupil Esther is regularly evolving her follow by way of additional coaching and research. Esther is all the time open to questioning earlier educating strategies (together with her personal) and difficult herself, integrating new studying and insights into her lessons.

“All through my life, practising yoga taught me to calm down, learn how to discover a manner out of worries and stress. Yoga confirmed me the thrill of being match and robust. Yoga taught me to self-reflect and to just accept life because it comes…lastly, yoga and my readability work confirmed me that there was nothing to ‘discover’ and that all the things I used to be on the lookout for is ‘proper right here, proper now.’ And all I may ever do was to let go of the bondage that stopped me from experiencing the reality. I’ll all the time be very grateful to the trail of yoga, the Readability course of and the miracle that life is.”

We caught up with Esther to seek out out extra.

Inform us a bit about your self…

I’m Esther, the founder and one of many academics on EkhartYoga.com and EstherEkhart.com. I’m deeply enthusiastic about sharing the transformative energy of yoga and meditation with others. My journey has been one in every of discovery, therapeutic, and connection, each inside myself and with the world round me. By means of the net platform EkhartYoga.com, I intention to make yoga accessible to everybody, providing an area for progress, studying, and connection. Moreover, I train retreats to create a protected house for deepening the internal work.

What does a typical day seem like for you? 

My days start with a private meditation and yoga follow to floor myself. I spend my time educating lessons, getting ready content material, and connecting with my college students on-line. I additionally make house for nature, studying, and reflection to take care of stability.

How did your yoga journey start and what impressed you to grow to be a yoga instructor

First, I noticed yoga heal my mom from a girl who was struggling in life and barely maintaining, to somebody with far more energy and presence. This transformation was nothing wanting miraculous in my eyes, exhibiting me the profound influence yoga may have.  It was throughout my very own instances of deep sorrow—dropping my finest buddy to suicide and my mom in a pure catastrophe all in the identical yr, —that I turned to yoga and meditation not simply as a follow however as a lifeline.

The profound influence it had on each our lives impressed me to grow to be a instructor, feeling the decision to share the identical constructive transformation with others.

How have you ever seen yoga profit your college students?

I’ve seen yoga deliver unimaginable adjustments to my college students, from improved bodily well being and adaptability to deeper emotional resilience and psychological readability. It’s really rewarding to see them embrace a extra balanced, peaceable, and fulfilled life.

What recommendation would you give to somebody simply beginning out on their yoga journey?

Take heed to your physique, it talks to you. Keep in mind, there’s no such factor as an ideal pose. It doesn’t must look a sure manner. What’s necessary is that the pose feels best for you. I want I had understood this sooner; it might have helped me belief my physique extra and push myself much less. There’s a model of each pose that matches your physique, no matter the way it compares to others round you or what the instructor’s pose appears to be like like. We’re all distinctive, and that’s okay. Much less is extra.

What’s your favourite quote or life motto?

“Your job is to not look for love, however merely to hunt and discover all of the limitations inside your self that you’ve constructed towards it, and love them into therapeutic.” – Rumi

It speaks to the facility of affection and the necessity to transfer in the direction of our limitations and love our limitations (ache, heartbreak, and grief) into therapeutic and never ignore them. It’s a wonderful reminder that therapeutic begins with acceptance and loving kindness in the direction of our personal experiences and feelings.

What’s developing in 2024?

In 2024, I’m excited to show all of the upcoming retreats, which yow will discover listed on EstherEkhart.com. After all, I’m additionally trying ahead to persevering with to broaden my on-line teachings for EkhartYoga.com.

 


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