Featured Teacher: Taylor Hunt

Why do you practice?
My life with yoga is better than my life before it.

Why do you teach?
Teaching helps me be a better student.

Who have you trained with?
Sharath Jois, Tim Miller, Matthew Darling, Rolf Naujokat, Laruga Glaser

What style do you teach?
Traditional Ashtanga Yoga as taught by Shri K. Pattabhi Jois

What’s your favorite food?
Sushi

Do you own any animals?
Yes, a doberman.

What style influences your teaching?
My daily practice influences my teaching.

Favorite yoga pose?
The pose I am currently working on, Kapotasana. I’m trying to befriend it right now.

Favorite quote?
Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,
there is a field. I’ll meet you there.
-- Rumi

What would you call yourself if you could choose your own name?
Taylor seems to fit.

Your favorite item of clothing?
My Northface jacket

Backpacking or a luxury hotel?
Neither… Mysore, India. It’s sort of luxury compared to the rest of India; Kind of like backpacking compared to the U.S.

What word describes you best?
disciplined

Who do you admire?
Anyone who has kids.

What is your mission?
This is my mission…..

“Living beings are without number;
I vow to row them to the other shore.

Defilements are without number;
I vow to remove them from myself.

The teachings are immeasurable;
I vow to study and practice them.

The way is very long;
I vow to arrive at the end.”

-vow of the bodhi sattva

What is the kindest thing anyone has done for you?
For my birthday, my wife had our spare bedroom converted into a room for me to practice yoga. It was equipped with new wood floors and a picture of Pattabhi Jois on the wall.

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