Ali Szarzynski

I like to consider myself a “yoga mutt,” embracing many styles of yoga, seeing the beauty and value in them all. I love the flow and fluidity of vinyasa, the soft challenge in Yin, the heat of Ashtanga and the gentle reminders of proper alignment in Hatha. I am grateful for the many inspirations I have been granted on my journey, from my teacher training to my current teachers and fellow students to nature. Yoga has allowed me to uncover a greater sense of self, finding both humility and empowerment on the mat. Through yoga, I have become a happier and healthier person, which inspired me to complete my yoga teacher training in November of 2010 at the Maui Yoga Shala.Yoga, to me, means balance; harmonizing mind and body, work and pleasure, strength and flexibility, energy and calm. My classes offer a place to play (it's ok to laugh, it's just yoga!), challenge you to uncover inner and outer strength and embrace the art of balance. As a teacher, I find myself becoming more open and receptive as a student, discovering a deeper practice and knowledge from yoga masters, fellow teachers, students, and you. Thank you for sharing in my journey.

Yoga has allowed me to uncover a greater sense of self, finding both humility and empowerment of the mat.”
— Ali Szarzynski
 

Headshot by Amelia Coffaro Photography 2015