Sireesha Chirala, RYT
I was brought to yoga by the amazing, influential people in my life, who encouraged me to step out of my comfort zone and try something different. After my first class, I was hooked. One of the many definitions of the word yoga is “union.” For me yoga is that—a sacred union between the mind, body, and breath. While physically challenging, yoga can be so much more than the asana practice. I see yoga as an empowering life-tool, something that helps its practitioners navigate the challenges and stresses that are a natural part of life. Yoga has given me space to breathe. It has helped me through anxiety and grief, opened my mind to new ideas, and continues to challenge me both physically and mentally. Life isn’t easy. But yoga makes it better.
My goal as a teacher is to help students find balance, to get them in tune with their inner-strength, and to help them learn that the practice yoga is for themselves. With that intention, I offer variations on poses, lightness, and compassion to help students find the fullest and safest expression of asana for their bodies.
Yoga is a continuous journey and I am constantly learning from my teachers, my peers, and my students. I completed my 200-hour training at Yoga Yoga in Austin, Texas with lead-teacher Libby Cox. I am currently pursuing my 500-hour teaching certificate, with an emphasis in yoga philosophy.
Besides practicing yoga, I also practice environmental law for the State of Texas.