Adelfa M. Samson

Teacher's Training & Studies:

Integrated Yoga Therapy, School of Ayurveda & Panchakarma, Kannur, Kerala, India Kundalini Yoga Mastership Course, Dayaram Institute of Holistic Healings & Sciences, Rishikesh, India Shiatsu/Acupressure Course, Dayaram Institute of Holistic Healings & Sciences, Rishikesh, India

Iyengar Yoga Course, Ram Jhula, Rishikeh, Uttarakhand, India Kundalini Yoga Course, Ram Jhula, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India

Hatha Yoga, Yoga India, Mysore, India

Yoga Instructor Course, Yoga and Ayurveda Therapy, Bangalore, India

SGS International Yoga Foundation, Yoga Research Foundation & Diploma College.

Affiliated by: Yoga Olympiad, World Yoga Association, International Yoga

Under the mentorship of Vishwayogi Dr. Niranjana M. Murthy, Pres, SGS, IYE, Bangalore, India

Ashtanga Vinyasa Teacher, It's Yoga, San Francisco, California Senior Yoga, San Diego, California CPR, AED and First Aid Certified, Medic First Aid Training Programs, June 11, Sacramento CA

Teaching Experiences:

Bangalore, India, Bali, Indonesia, Cusco, Peru. Poway Unified School District. California Family Fitness, Greenhaven Nursing Home, University of Phoenix, Raley's Corp, Green Pasture Group Homes, Individual and private clients. Retreats at various locations in California and South America.

My Teaching Philosophy:

To encourage, support, guide, facilitate, coach, instruct, inspire and model a true yoga practice which includes overall integration of the eight limbs and to match the students' goals.

To recognize physical limitations and challenges, understand what motivates or limits each individual through empathy, compassion, patience and inspiration.

To connect and identify with each student's goals, concerns and efforts and bring them to the next level of practice for even just a tad and leave them feeling challenged, inspired and fulfilled.

To promote an equal level of participation and provide extra assistance as needed. To offer modified poses for students with physical limitations and be sensitive to their level of performance which ultimately results in deeper level of inner awareness. healthy well being and teacher, student connection.