James Afshar

Hometown: Woodland Hills, CA

Favorite Asana: Mayurasana (Peacock pose)

Favorite Word: Bumfuzzle

Spirit Animal: Dragon

I was first introduced to Yoga in 1998 and recall how my fascination began. I attended a class taught by Steve Ilg at the Power House gym in Chatsworth, California. Up until this time, I considered myself to be fairly “athletic”, playing soccer and basketball regularly, and dabbling in a bit of weight lifting, just another scrawny kid trying to put on a few pounds of muscle. This physical Yoga class was challenging for me, but watching Steve, I was mesmerized by his grace in movement, awe-inspired by his flexibility and strength in holding the poses, and so I continued to attend his classes and embraced his guidance for some time. This of course was only the beginning of my journey …

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