“Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are millions of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.” – RUMI
Zeny Ogrisseg E-RYT 500, is a wife, mother and yogi. She has over a decade of teaching experience in Yoga and Fitness. Born and raised in the Philippines her first yoga experience was listening to her mom chanting “Om’ as a child.
Zeny’s teaching emphasizes alignment, core stability, balance and deep stretching for the hips and shoulders. Her favorite poses: yoganidrasana (double feet behind the head pose), and backbends. Zeny’s classes are noted for their depth in physical instruction, yoga philosophy and spirituality. “The practice we do on the mat is to achieve inner and outer alignment. Yoga is harmony between the body, mind and the spirit.”
Her passion lies in helping students explore the practice of Yoga as a sacred journey that expands one’s possibilities and breaks through barriers both on and off the mat
Her training includes time spent in India, where she went to visit her Indian roots (Zeny is of Sikh descent) and to study Yoga. She completed her 500 hour studies at the Shri Kali Ashram, a Tantric Yoga school in Goa.
“Visiting the motherland of Yoga was such a gift, and it was spiritually grounding to see how yoga there is practiced not for physical fitness, but for the liberation of the soul (moksha) so that we may experience bliss (ananda) in this very life, in these very bodies. I was amazed to find that in many of the temples I visited in India, people were simply sitting quietly just meditating or doing japa (praying). Not everybody can do physical yoga, but if freedom and bliss are the ultimate goals of Yoga then everybody can do Yoga because everyone can work with their minds and souls.”
She is an authorized teacher of Universal Yoga, Dance of Shiva, Aerial Yoga, Tantra Yoga, Tibetan Yantra Yoga, and is also a NASM certified Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist.
In her free time Zeny enjoys spending time at the beach with her husband and three children.
For those looking for an in-depth and practical Yoga Teacher Training, 200 hour and 300 hour courses will be available in the Fall of 2015. Zeny is the School Director of Yoga Loft Hawaii & Hawaii School of Yoga. She is also available for Private Training in Yoga and Aerial Yoga. Contact 738-6924 for details.