/Shy Sayar

About Shy Sayar

Yoga Therapist | ERYT-500, YACEP Tantravaya Yoga director SHY SAYAR is a yoga therapist and a registered yoga teacher & continuing education provider at the highest level offered by Yoga Alliance. Well into his third decade with yoga, Shy has tens of thousands of hours of experience bringing yoga to students of all levels, treating patients, and training yoga teachers and therapists around the globe. Shy has offered coursework on education and pedagogy, as well as yoga philosophy and classical Indian literature at the University of California, Berkeley. In his yoga teaching, Shy integrates his experience in higher education with skillful attention to different learning styles, making even the most complex teachings approachable to every student. His unique Tantravaya Yoga Therapy method has shown remarkable results in posture correction, pain relief and improved balance, as well as healing emotional trauma and addressing the roots of psychological symptoms, such as anxiety and depression.

Coming to Our Senses: A Vehicle for Mindfulness

By |2018-11-12T19:12:27+00:00October 18, 2018|Meditation, Mindfulness|

Even those of us who have been practicing for a while can attest that meditating can be very challenging. Whether we end up checking out by getting sleepy, or by getting agitated or indulging in fantasies, our normal reaction is to run away from the simple experience of being in the present moment.

Top 5 Tips for Choosing (and Offering!) the Best Yoga Teacher Trainings

By |2018-11-12T18:58:42+00:00July 11, 2017|Teacher Training, Yoga|

As I have been circling the globe on my personal journey, I have had the pleasure of attending classes with many graduates of my past trainings, and I have been consistently moved to tears. Here's what I've learned.....

Yoga is Indeed About Becoming Flexible (but not like you think)

By |2018-11-12T18:51:27+00:00April 17, 2017|Posture, Yoga|

Whether we do it on the yoga mat, the meditation cushion, or in our daily work and interactions with, being able to see the ways in which our rigid opinions and attitudes are making life more difficult for ourselves and everyone, is the necessary prerequisite for beginning to cultivate peace in our minds and in the world.

The 8 Principles of Posture & Movement (Part I)

By |2019-01-22T01:36:39+00:00October 8, 2016|Posture, Teacher Training, Yoga|

Over many years of study and practice in yoga and other forms of movement, I have observed eight internal actions that help every body in every posture and movement achieve greater stability, mobility and ease. I have organized these into four pairs of oppositional actions, such that the two actions in each pair balance each other out.