Ariel was born to an American father from California and an Israeli mother in the multicultural holy land of Israel. He claimed his independence early in life, and made his home the beautiful northern mountain farmlands of Kibbutz Manarah and Misgav Am.
I was born to an American father from California and an Israeli mother in the multicultural holy land of Israel. I claimed my independence early in life, and made my home the beautiful northern mountain farmlands of Kibbutz Manarah and Misgav Am.
After serving in the Israeli military, Ariel completed his Bachelor’s Degree at Tel Hai College and had his share of travels in the Far East. Then in 2002, before committing to a four-year program at a University, I decided to visit my father in California. A few months later I found myself in NYC, falling in love with yoga, dance, and bodywork!
Life sometimes happens in between the lines. Goals may change when you least expect it. Every moment is magical and grace is everywhere; it’s up to us to keep the channels open so we can truly listen, partake, and live life to its fullest.
In our strive for health, happiness, peace, contentment, and unity, we need a practice to keep us grounded and focused on our goals, yet flexible to the different rhythms of life. When we let that practice become our art, and plant the right intention, we become a moving prayer.
Ariel’s passion to help his clients and students harness control over their range of motion to improve their joint mobility, strength, resilience, control, and awareness of their body, continuously inspires his work. His intention through teaching is to offer a movement practice that creates the space and clarity needed not only to promote health, strength, and wellness, but also to help students build the bridge between their body and spirit.
What makes a house a home?
When you can’t wait to come back to it after a long day of work and when you put some of your own spirit into creating it.
Favorite Brooklyn Hang Out Spot
Williamsburg Domino Park, by the water.
Best advice you’ve ever been given?
I’ve been given many pieces of advice; here’s one of my favorites: “The greatest thing you’ll ever know is just to love and be loved in return.” —Eden Ahbez
What about teaching yoga inspires you?
Rhythm, meditation, body-mind connection, action driven by Spirit, total immersion, oneness.