Phyllis Hartigan RYT Phyllis Hartigan is a graduate of the Spring 2022 Prana Yoga…
Prana Yoga Teacher Training Alumni Spotight
Greg A is a graduate from Prana’s Summer Intensive Teacher Training in 2014.
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Greg currently lives in Newport, RI and his current position is as the Company Sergeant Major for A Co. 2nd Battalion 19th Special Forces Group.
We asked Greg some questions to find out more about his journey into Yoga and where it has taken him since he began!
What brought you to Yoga and deciding to take a Teacher Training?
Although I have been practicing yoga for 15 years the first 8 or 9 were all about the asana practice. It wasn’t until the last 5 or 6 years that I began to go deeper into my practice. This is one thing I truly love about yoga, like the saying goes: “When the student is ready the teacher will appear” when I was at a point in my life when I needed more from my practice it was there waiting patiently for me. I decided to take Prana’s teacher training in order to increase my own personal knowledge of yoga and also to immerse myself in a community of fellow yogis as I have discovered that spending time with likeminded, caring, non-judgmental people provides me with a great deal of happiness.
Do you teach Yoga now?
I currently teach at Thames Street Yoga here in Newport, RI. Additionally, I started a non-profit “Newport Yogis” who’s mission is to bring the yoga community together in support of the local community. We host events taught in a round robin fashion by local yoga teachers from various studios. These are all donation based classes, proceeds go to whatever local charity the board chooses.
Finding a balance between my military career and yoga remains a challenge for me but I know that yoga has helped deal with a lot of emotional trauma, in fact it has saved me from a very dark path. My ultimate goal is to continue my practice and continue to heal before eventually sharing what I have learned with other veterans.
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