About Agustin McCarthy
The asana classes I offer are grounded in anatomy and are influenced by the range of movement and meditation traditions that I have studied, particularly Iyengar yoga and vipassana "insight" meditation.
Regardless of the focus or theme of a class, I strive to listen and respond skillfully to the bodies and minds of the students in the room, to guide them through a safe, disciplined yet lighthearted practice. My classes incorporate intelligent sequencing, attention to alignment, awareness of the breath and often laughter.
I invite my students to show up, to develop steadfastness and to train in being fully present with the moment. My goal is to leave my students feeling more open and spacious, grounded, yet with a lightness and freedom that comes from bringing together the body and the mind.
Certifications & Trainings:
Iyengar Yoga Institute NY - 2 Year Teacher Training (James Murphy) - May 2019
Relax and Renew Restorative Teacher Training (Judith Lasater) - August 2018
Power of Awareness Training (Tara Brach & Jack Kornfield) - December 2017
Three Pillars of Practice, Yoga Union - 200 Hours (Alison West) - May 2014
Yoga of Recovery, Sivananda Ashram NY - 100 Hours (Durga Leela) - July 2013
Yoga for Back Care and Scoliosis, Yoga Union (Alison West) - April 2013
Thai Yoga Massage - Level 1-2, Lotus Palm (Jyothi Watanabe) - January 2013
Art of Assisting – Baptiste Yoga Institute (Baron Baptiste) - January 2012
300 Hour – Laughing Lotus (Dana Flynn) - March 2011
200 Hour – New York Yoga (Michael Gilbert) - January 2011