Lizbeth Shainik Vázquez
Yoga is a lifelong journey, a practice, and etiquette beyond the physical being. Ultimately, the comprehension of its expressions and philosophies awakens my curiosity to learn from it. With a humble passion and strong desire, the dedicated practice of yoga can ground and shape people from all types of background—reminding us that each breath is a new possibility.
I embarked upon the yoga path in the Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico. Cultivating a healthy living environment since childhood was not always available to me until I was introduced to the practice of āsana. Consequently, its healing powers influenced my decision for a professional certification in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Seven years later, I was accepted to the graduate Yoga Studies Program at Loyola Marymount University.
The privilege of being a graduate fellow allows me such opportunity as bringing yoga to at-risk communities, such as homeless youth and incarcerated populations. Pursuing this desire and integrating it with other holistic pursuits such as shamanism and studying in India, the foundations of South Asian philosophy are where my interests reside.
My personal story prepares me for this journey, and I strive to incorporate my background in contemplative practices into all my work experiences, with people from all demographics. This passion extends to traveling, sharing and exploring. But most importantly I am drawn to finding sacred yoga practices in various areas around the world, interpreting and drawing upon similarities and differences of perspective to fuel this journey.
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