YOGA INSTRUCTOR - RYT500, E-RYT200
Hi! I'm Vincent Roy, a Canadian native and yoga teacher living in the Amazon jungle of Peru. I grew up in Montreal and began practicing sports at the age of 5. After discovering martial arts and pranayama at 15, I phased out my practices of ice hockey and soccer to focus exclusively on Kung-Fu. I was fascinated with how my teacher moved, especially the animal movements he started showing me once I began assisting him teaching children's classes. I subsequently practiced Tai Chi, Qigong, and Iaido.
At 24, I took off for Tokyo, Japan, where I initially taught languages, then studied business, then politics, and worked in consulting and international trade for 6 years. I then quit my desk job and took the plunge to return to breath and movement as a deep sea saturation diver. After 7+ years of globe trotting and island hopping with my suitcase, I came to the Amazon jungle in 2015 and discovered a different type of nature.
I was first introduced to yoga in 1998 in an elective relaxation technique class in high school, but it was after landing in Japan in 2004 that, contrary to my initial plan of taking up karate, I was initiated to morning kriyas and meditation by my Hindu partner, and began my personal yoga practice. In 2014 I started teaching yoga classes casually in Thailand and on diving jobs, but it was after moving to the Amazon jungle and making meditation and asana practice a part of my daily life that I discovered other facets of what yoga means to me, especially off the mat. That's when I decided to devote my life to breathing, studying, and teaching yoga. I started Moksha Yoga Amazónica to help free myself and others from ignorance and embrace self-realization, self-knowledge, and self-actualization. My classes incorporate a balance of vigorous flows with gentle sequencing aimed at connecting body and mind with breath. I can speak with you in English, French, Japanese, and Spanish.