the short story project

Altair Hernandez Perez

Altair Hernandez Perez

Namaste everyone, I’m Altair. I’m nineteen, and I am a 500-hour registered yoga teacher formerly from Mexico and a passionate art lover. Since I was in my early teenage years, art was something that I consider essential in my life. I took several art classes like guitar lessons or painting, aerial silks, aerial yoga, afro dance, and all those were my childhood hobbies for a while.

When I was thirteen years old, my sister, who is currently a Certify Ashtanga Yoga Instructor. Invited me to practice with her in a yoga studio called “Shakti” I was fascinated by the way human beings can move, so that was the beginning of my yoga journey. For a couple of years, I practice with my sister classes like Hatha Yoga, Power Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, and Ashtanga Yoga.

When I turned seventeen, my parents sent me to live with my brother in Vancouver, BC, to finish grade twelve at Magee Secondary School, and test the waters in the dance world.
I got accepted in the “sparts” program in alliance with the preprofessional dance program at Arts Umbrella at Granville Island, and I dance with their company at the Vancouver Playhouse in my second year. Sadly in my third year, things started to falling apart. I was craving peace of mind and emotional stability. My lack of emotional stability drag me closer to God, and I found yoga again in my life, but this time I wanted to take the next step and become a 200 RYT and share with the world the healing power of this ancestral practice.

Throughout my training at Vancouver School of Healing Arts, I Learn about modern biomechanics, anatomy, and physiology, conscious breathing, and emotional release, the subtle bodies, philosophy, and history of yoga, elemental Ayurveda, intro to prenatal and restorative yoga, working one on one, teaching methodology and practicing in sequencing, theming and queuing and finally the business of yoga.

I completed my 500-hour yoga teacher training at VSOHA in May 2020, and that was the beginning of “Alster Yoga.” A creative practice I’ve created for all of those who are interested in flowing vinyasa where you will develop strength, creativity, and improvisation through a playful way of training.

Stories by This Author arrowBlackD