Shai discovered Moksha early 2004 during massage school. The practice would be an effort to care for his body with the new demands being asked of it and at the same time take a moment away from the rigours of study. He would return to the hot room sporadically until committing to a 30-day challenge in 2009. It was during this month of practicing daily he found the transformational capacity of the practice. The daily practice was an opportunity to engage with his most authentic self, and while at first his motivation was about maintaining physical health, he found an invitation to delve much deeper into challenging the myths of unworthiness that challenged him for many years. He would return to the mat regularly to practice self acceptance.
Finding encouragement from the Bloor West community he decided to take the Moksha Yoga Teacher Training in Winter 2013 in Los Angeles.
This first year of teaching has often highlighted the need to stay present and authentic. What excites Shai most about teaching is inviting others to be their most authentic self.
Beautiful things can happen on the mat when you completely show up exactly as you are. Shai’s massage practice and yoga practice allow him to engage with the body and it’s
ability to reveal vital information and invite us to greater authenticity.
Shai is enthusiastic and grateful about being part of the Moksha Etobicoke Sangha.