Friday, December 28, 2012

~Teacher Profile of the Month~

Yoshio Hama

Yoshio teaches the Master Sadhana on Fridays 
(12 – 2 PM), 
Maha Shakti on Friday nights (6:30 – 8 PM), and Dharma IV every Sunday (12 – 1:30 PM) at DYNYC.

1.    Where were you born?
YH: Caracas, Venezuela

2.  Describe yourself in three words.
YH: Quiet, calm, peaceful

3.  What do you do when you don’t teach yoga?
YH: Spend time and share with my lovely wife and daughter

4.  Four things you always have in your fridge?
YH: Oranges, spinach, raisins, and tahini

5.  One practice you must do every day?
YH: Patience and compassion

Yoshio is one of Dharma Yoga NYC’s best-kept secrets. As a teacher, Yoshio has a great gift for showing students how to easily get to the next step from exactly where they are, as well as an air of kindhearted devotion (very much similar to Sri Dharma). In watching his demonstrations of advanced postures, you would never guess that he started practicing yoga because he suffered from extreme pain due to scoliosis. He is living proof that a mindful and consistent yoga practice can truly heal a person!

Being able to help other people is what inspires Yoshio most. He strives to always be of service – to give what he can to those who are receptive (and believe us, it’s easy to be receptive to his gentle, unassuming presence). Yoshio does not actively promote himself as a teacher; he wants the students to have found his class because they all have something to learn from each other.

Yoshio was also recently “sleuthed” – check out the beautiful article here.

Author/interviewer: Danielle Gray, Online Media Manager at DYNYC


  1. My first yoga class ever I took it with Yoshio in Caracas, excelent teacher. Join his classes, don't miss out!

  2. So glad you had a good experience with Yoshio! We hope you can join us in New York sometime :)