Jafar J. Alexander E-RYT 500, C-IAYT
“I believe that practice is what happens on the mat, and yoga is what happens in life”.
Jafar's belief is “Yoga is yoga. No need to complicate it, it's quite simple. Breathe, move, cultivate, and find your way to silence. Everything you need to know is right here... Atha!" His devoted study of Yoga has made him a multi-dimensional teacher who is able to playfully weave stories with expert sequencing and thoughtful philosophical inquiry all in one asana, making his classes what he likes to call "Yogasanas- keeping the Yoga in the Asana!"
Jafar uses his diverse and comprehensive understanding of the yogic tradition to guide practitioners in individual sessions, group classes, weekend workshops, master classes, and teacher training programs. Jafar’s energy and presence brings yoga theory to life as he encourages yogins to find space, allowing for movement, which leads to freedom from attachment. He truly shares his yoga practice and passion through a connected journey of self-awareness, conscious breath, and physical strength.
Jafar has a unique range of influence from fellow yogins such as A.G. Mohan, Kelly McGonigal, Cora Wen, Richard Rosen, Doug Keller, and Maryam Ovissi. He is the Director of the BelovedYoga School, and in the Summer of 2014, Jafar helped expand the BelovedYoga School to Europe and will continue to offer workshops and trainings abroad and at home.