Welcome to LOVELifeyoga®!
Alec Vishal Rouben is inspired to have stumbled upon a path of service at a young age. Having his first yoga practice through the Vinyasa system, breath became the key to finding inner contentment in life, staged through mindfulness. His personal practice reveals strong gems on how to move towards mastery in his unique offering of yoga to the world, influencing fellow brothers and sisters, while receiving wisdom from his Community. Although he is in the first decade of practice, he feels unbounded dedication to cultivating a continued state of Study. Alec immediately dove into Bhakti, or devotion, for the sense of peace that has come from a committed practice, relieving the defeating waves of depression, confusion, and anxiety that life seem to produce.
Alec spent the the first months of his 6-month journey abroad in Boulder, Colorado, where he stepped into deep grief with his connected TriBE. The Loss of Matt Lackey, his best friend revealed to him a greater sense of importance of what it means to truly Practice in Presence. His life has now brought him over to the UK where he is attending SOAS university, one of the most international schools in the world! His pursuit of a Masters Degree in the Traditions of Yoga & Meditation will prove to be a powerful milestone that will set the stage for the coming years of growth, transmission, and continued understanding in life and yoga.
He believes when we go to 'public classes' it acts like a mini Study-of-the-Self Session, then we take what is learned back home and integrate it into a personal practice on your mat. This is what his offerings are based off of. From starting with Vinyasa and moving into a firm Ashtanga Practice, then slowly evoling towards an Iyengar Based Supportive Practice of stillness, his offerings transcend the norm of what we might think an asana class 'should' look like. With a relationship around Pranayama, Meditation, Stories of the Hindu Mythics in which Yoga is rooted in, as well as a deep and growing understanding of the Yogaasanas, Alec is here to share with you, LOVELiFEyoga®.
Alec Bows to his Teachers. A Strong String of Yoga Teachers in Colorado Introduced Alec to Yoga Through Power Vinyasa in 2012. Richii Jai was amongst the first teachers he looks up to! Richard Freeman, Mary Taylor, and Ty Landrum are the Primary Teachers of his Ashtanga Influence, which took a strong hold of attention for several years. More recently, Eddie Modestini, Shri H.S. Arun, & A potent 5-day Intensive with Manouso Manos are his Iyengar inspired advanced and Senior Teachers. Alec continues to seek out studies with Eddie and Arun.
Alec teaches from his heart, which is his most abundant blessing in life.