Amal Bisharat

Amal Bisharat holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music and Theatre, which gives her a deep understanding of breath-work and movement. For over 15 years she has taught music and theater to children.

In the spring of 2012, she brought her education and her teaching experience onto the yoga mat and earned her 200 Yoga Teacher Training at Purusha Yoga. She is passionate about sharing with others the benefits that yoga has brought to her life.

As a busy mother of two young children, she knows how easy it can be to just power through life, not taking the time to check in with yourself. This is true not only for parents, but for everyone! We all have a tendency to move so quickly through our lives-racing from one thing to the next, and feeling anxious about it all. However, we must take the time to care for ourselves before we can care for others or our communities. The following is a quote that really resonates with Amal, and one that she often shares with her students:

You cannot do yoga. Yoga is your natural state. What you can do are yoga exercises, which may reveal to where you are resisting your natural state.
— Sharon Gannon

During class, Amal will encourage you to take the time to listen, observe and to acknowledge your present state. For through breath-work and the asanas, we learn about ourselves. By listening to ourselves and our bodies, we begin to understand our relationship with our surroundings. We begin to experience the world in new ways.

This is why we practice yoga. So that eventually we can apply it to all aspects of our lives. You can bring peace and focus to your hectic and frenetic life. You can increase your flexibility and decrease your stiffness and pain. You can you look and feel younger. You can learn to appreciate the little things. For real.