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As a full-time yoga teacher in San Francisco, Jeremy Falk finds inspiration in observing how yoga is practiced and embodied around the globe. His own yoga journey began in 2003, and was ultimately transformed when he landed in Rishikesh, India, for five months in 2012. “The profound effects the city had on my mind and spirit were inescapable and life changing,” he says. Falk completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training there before returning stateside. He has since studied with prominent Bay Area yoga teachers Stephanie Snyder, Janet Stone, and Jason Crandell, finishing a 500-hour training. His mission: “At the end of the day, my passion is to heal the world by empowering people through the practice of yoga.”
In order to stay grounded while her mother was fighting terminal cancer, Aris Seaberg turned to yoga in 2014. The practice sparked a transformation that quickly led to a 500-hour Akhanda Shakti teacher training and additional study of prenatal, kids, and trauma-informed yoga. On top of all of that, Seaberg opened her own studio in Orange County, called Luminous Soul Tribe, designed to help community members stay healthy and balanced in body, mind, and soul. Seaberg sees the future of yoga as all-inclusive and therapeutic. “I have learned how helpful yoga can be for dealing with stress, grief, PTSD, injury, illness, and more, and I want to be part of a bigger movement that shares this incredible practice,” she says.