Instructor of the Month: Rich Fabio
Why do you teach yoga?
It agrees with me. Every other line of work I tried I wasn’t very good at. I used to work so I could be a yogi in my off time. Now, I see work as a contribution to society and my community. It is an extension of who I am.
What is your teaching history?
I have explored many styles and facets of yoga. I first started teaching meditation as that was my first interest. My body was weak so I took up asana. I taught vinyasa flow sequences in college. When I decided to teach yoga full time I was initially an alignment teacher and now I offer a fusion of all my past teachers and methodologies including other wisdom studies like Qigong and Kaballah in The Roots Moving Meditations.
What is your favorite pose at the moment?
Kneeling One Legged Blue Moon pose as my teacher calls it. You have to see it to know what it is. But it is really cool and fun.
What’s your sign? (astrological)
What is your most challenging pose?
How long have you been practicing yoga?
Describe yourself in three words:
Happy, honest, and free
What is your favorite quote?
“You already have it!” – Lee Rothstein
What is your favorite word?
What are you reading right now? (or your favorite book)
Vivekachudamani by Swami Dayananda, Dune by Frank Herbert, Foundations of Tibetan Mysticism by Lama Anagarika Govinda, and The Principles of the Greater Kan and Li by Mantak Chia
What are some favorite songs on your playlist?
Pure Imagination by Willy Wonka and Celebrate by Madonna
What is your favorite food?
What is the last movie you watched? (or your favorite movie)
What inspires you?
I find Chi and understanding Chi very inspiring as well as when people consciously try to be better at living their life.