Get to know Luis...
"I took my first yoga class in January of 2014 to compliment my weight training routine and learn how to use my breath purposefully. At the time, I was six months post-undergrad with no sense of direction. What followed was a fun and powerful exploration period, where I learned how to use my body, breath, and mind in new ways to get present, grounded, and clear. While my practiced was physically driven to begin, it wasn’t long until I noticed the profound mental and emotional shifts. Concepts such as human anatomy, gratitude, awareness/mindfulness, intention, and positivity came to the forefront of my consciousness for me to ponder and dissect.
Self-inquiry and self-development became power tools in my box for how to live a better, more empowered life. Since, I’ve become healthier and stronger, physically and mentally. I’ve learned how to sharpen my connection to those around me, the universe/life as whole, and most importantly, myself. My practice has helped me awaken to my highest self, my ego, and my fullest potential. It’s given me the courage and confidence to set visions and goals, and it’s allowed me to cultivate a greater awareness of my intellect and emotions. It’s because of these gifts I’ve uncovered from my practice that I like teaching yoga; I get to lead others in their discovery, while continuing mine and teaching authentically from it.
Dance, music, and rhythm have always been interests of mine, and I’ve found yoga, specifically vinyasa, is inspired by the same graceful elements. Moving my body to the rhythm of ujjayi and feeling the strength and capability of my body is like dancing in a trance-induced euphoric state.
In March 2016, I completed my 200hr YTT at Yoga One in Charlotte, NC. The Baptiste Yoga methodology presented me with a rock solid foundation for which to practice and teach from the rest of my life. I aim to teach empowering, intentional, and fun classes to help you see what’s possible when you drop fear and limiting thoughts. My personal goal is to study, practice, train, and teach this stuff for the rest of my life. I have the dream of one day opening a studio in my native country of Cuba."
Class starts at 6:30pm at http://www.infinityballroomcharlotte.com