About Ahmed Elaasar!
Ahmed developed his love and passion for yoga while on a reconnecting with his roots trip in Cairo, Egypt. It was the strong physical practice that first attracted him to yoga; yet it was amidst the noise and chaos of Cairo where Ahmed fell in love with yoga as each guiding breath helped center him and calm his mind.
He had tried yoga a few times before while living in Boston but it didn't seem to fit into his active lifestyle filled with basketball, tennis, football and golf. Over time that active lifestyle resulted in some nagging injuries like tennis elbow and an inflamed Achilles tendon. Ahmed discovered that his yoga practice doubled as physical therapy and helped speed his recovery. The flexibility and strength gains helped reduce injuries as he worked sports back into his daily life in Los Angeles.
Ahmed teaches Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Vinyasa Flow and Power Yoga with an emphasis on alignment. In his Vinyasa Flow and Power Yoga classes you'll build strength, improve your balance, focus and flexibility while having a few laughs along the way. In his Yin classes you’ll sink deeply into seated and reclining postures that promote stillness to calm and balance the mind and body while reducing stress and anxiety and improving joint mobility. In Ahmed’s Restorative Yoga classes you will slow down, unwind and nourish yourself through the use props (blankets, bolsters, and blocks) as we support the body in positions of ease and comfort that facilitate relaxation and health. This practice is designed to restore the nervous system and help release deeply held tensions from the body.
Ahmed's classes are open to all levels, including beginners, athletes, executives and anyone who is curious about yoga.