I’ve been practicing yoga for nearly a decade, and teaching for over four years. I first discovered yoga back in 2012 – I was 19 at the time and despite my young age, I had always been interested in a holistic approach to health and wellbeing.
My story begins a little before discovering yoga, when I was 17 years old and suffering with chronic insomnia and an anxiety disorder. This led me to my very first trip to a health food store, in search of a natural way to heal.
Meanwhile, a friend who saw me struggling introduced me to Reiki (energy healing), and I began regular treatments. The combination of Reiki, herbal sleep aids and prayer as my spiritual practice opened my eyes to the connection between the body, mind and spirit.
I learned that we live in a world of energy; everything is energy. I knew that there was a better way to live this life, and I wanted to know how good life could get when we live in a way that is healthiest for our mind, body and spirit.
This path led me to join a gym, sign up with a personal trainer and soon after, discover yoga. Yoga led to exploring meditation and then Ayurveda, and it soon became a snow-ball effect of immersing myself into the world of holistic health and well being. I met with professionals & practitioners, attended classes, workshops and retreats, read countless books and became absorbed in learning as much as I could.
Over the years, two things in particular stood out and held a special place in my heart: Yoga and Ayurveda. I have since formally studied Yoga and this is what led me to become a yoga instructor with a specialization in the sister science of yoga, which is Ayurveda: the ancient Indian holistic health system of healing, medicine and life.
In my teaching experience, I’ve taught all kinds of yoga classes in a variety of settings: from vinyasa style to yin yoga, kids yoga to older adult yoga, hot yoga, chair yoga; and meditation and mindfulness classes. I’ve taught in universities & colleges, corporate environments, community events, gyms & recreation facilities and also in peoples homes for small group or private lessons.
To this day, I continue to deepen my personal practice and live my life according to the principles of Yoga and Ayurveda and it is my intention to help humans live a holistic yoga lifestyle and reconnect with nature. I believe that when we live in a way of continually taking care of and nourishing our body, mind and spirit — life gets so much better and there is no ceiling.
When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.Rumi
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Having Arfa as a yoga instructor was amazing! She made things really fun and engaging. Being a swimmer, yoga has helped me with my strength, flexibility and having a good mindset. – Alyssa B.
Arfa is an amazing instructor who is extremely knowledgeable! I enjoyed my classes with her immensely and will definitely get more lessons from her. I highly recommend Arfa! 🙂 – Rabia A.