Most of you would’ve met Adam… Either leading you through class, sweating it out in there with you or behind reception. It’s hard to miss his mischievous and joking nature while you’re balancing on two hands… Here is a little insight into his yoga practice…
Tell us about your first yoga experience…
I remember my first yoga experience well. It was at Fusion Hot Yoga when located at Norman Park. I had driven past and noticed the sign on several occasions. Working in construction at the time, my body was generally stiff and sore so I thought yoga might be good to stretch and relax.
Being a little unsure of what yoga was all about I figured I would send Sarah along first to test it out. She went, she loved it, so we both went back the next day. That first class was hard, hot and amazing. I remember getting to end of class laying in savasana and not even knowing what time of day it was. I was totally hooked.
Do you have a favourite yoga book? Tell us why you love it…
One of the first yoga books I read is still a favourite today. ‘Jivamukti Yoga’ by David Life and Sharon Gannon. It touches on their personal transformation through discovering yoga and the elements that truely resonate with them. It reminds me that being a yoga teacher is about being a living example and that the practice of yoga is so much greater than what happens on the mat. Yet what happens on the mat is the perfect place to start.
What motivates you to keep coming back on your mat?
Getting on my mat can be the greatest challenge for me. I’m naturally a pretty lazy person and I tend to convince myself that watching a TV show about Zombies is a better way to spend my time. What motivates me to get on my mat is fear of becoming a Zombie… haha.
If you were a yoga pose, which pose would you be?
I think I’d be Ananda Balasana, Happy Baby pose. I don’t like to take myself too seriously and this pose really helps me to surrender to that child like playfulness.
If you had one line of advice for someone beginning their yoga journey, what would it be?
Don’t get caught up in what you may think yoga is or should be. Just start. There are so many different styles and teachers. If one doesn’t feel right for you… Try another. It’s worth it… I promise you.
Adam first began practicing yoga as a way to counteract the aches and pains from many years working in the construction industry. Thinking that yoga would provide a nice way to stretch and relax, what Adam actually found was a challenging, strengthening and balancing practice that transcended into an ever changing and rewarding lifestyle, sharing this amazing yoga journey with his wife Sarah who now owns the Fusion Hot Yoga studio.
As a Yoga Alliance registered teacher completing his 200hr training at Radiantly Alive Yoga in Ubud, Bali, then further hot yoga training with FireShaper East Perth. Adam enjoys teaching a strong vinyasa flow sequence with a light hearted and fun approach that is suitable for all levels. He also loves to throw in an arm balance or two. Students will come away from his classes feeling strengthened, energised and challenged, yet grounded and centred. Adam works to bring the study of yoga off the mat and into everyday life.
As well as his passion for life on the mat, Adam has a love of healthy living through clean eating, raw organic food. He is a certified raw food chef and a qualified remedial massage therapist. To see when you can catch Ads at the studio click here.