This posting is one in a series of introductions to the stories behind the names and faces that make up Street Yoga. We’re honored to walk alongside these great public servants, and proud to introduce them to the greater Street Yoga family. We hope you enjoy hearing more about who they are and what draws them to Street Yoga’s vision for young people in all of life’s circumstances to have access to yoga, overcome trauma, and live healthy, meaningful lives.
Tell us a bit about yourself:
I spent the early part of my life living in Asia and now I call Seattle my home. I work as an engineering manager at Boeing; outside of work, I enjoy every moment that I spend on meditation, yoga, and with the people that I care about. My wonderful parents introduced me to meditation and the spiritual side of living at a young age and I am very thankful for their guidance and support throughout my spiritual development. In the last few years, I have participated in meditation retreats and yoga training to further my development and learn how to teach others. I hope more people can learn about mindful living and that I can be a part of leading people to discover their path.
What drew you to Street Yoga?
The primary reason that drove me to obtain a 200-hr yoga teacher certification was so that I could teach proper alignment and mindfulness to the underprivileged community, with a goal of eventually offering donation-based yoga classes with proceeds going towards charities. When I was searching for “yoga non-profits” in the Seattle area, Street Yoga popped up and the organization’s vision and mission resonated perfectly with what I am passionate about. I volunteered to be a board member of Street Yoga without any hesitation so that I can contribute my background and passion towards the community that Street Yoga is serving.
What is your dream for Street Yoga?
Street Yoga is making a big impact to the youth in the community. My dream for Street Yoga is to see the organization grow and be a more recognizable non-profit in the community so that more people can benefit from the healing power of mindfulness living.
Share a favorite inspirational quote:
There are may quotes that have inspired me throughout my life, but currently I am trying to live by a quote from Buddha –
“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.”