I started taking yoga classes in 2005, as a college student in New York City, mainly to get a good work out and to deal with the stress of high paced life in Manhattan. In 2007 I have met a great yoga teacher, Eric Powell, who introduced me to Srivatsa Ramaswami's work. A year later I found myself in SF Bay Area, taking Ramaswami's 5-day workshop at Esalen. After that, I decided to become a yoga teacher and took his teacher training course at LMU.
"I am a relative beginner with yoga and, despite constant reminders to "focus on my breathing", I have found the breathing element to be extremely difficult to implement (sometimes I even find myself holding my breath!). Aruna is the only instructor who has given me specific tools to change my breathing patterns. Her techniques gave me a change to actually experience what a focus on breathing actually feels like. She is a kind, patient instructor with a soothing voice who is able to adapt her lesson plan for different skill and fitness levels. I strongly recommend Aruna Sultan Yoga!"
"After trying out her free introductory session, I chose Aruna as a yoga teacher because I have full trust in her ability to watch me carefully to determine which parts of her instruction I'm following and which to focus on more. With other yoga teachers, I have felt a nagging sense of "am I doing this right"; while working with Aruna I am instead able to relax and focus my full attention on the forms she is teaching me, confident that I am making progress and that she will tell me, clearly and patiently, what I need to know to best improve. When there is something I need extra instruction on, I have been consistently impressed with the way she identifies the most fundamental relevant principle and describes it creatively and concisely."