Roland Dela Cruz
I took my first yoga class in 2001 and was instantly hooked. I stepped on my mat daily and practiced all various styles of yoga.
I stumbled upon Power Yoga and Vinyasa Flow in 2002 while in New York pursuing my Stott Pilates certification. I decided to take a Power Yoga Teacher Training with Baron Baptiste in Tulum, Mexico shortly thereafter.
My yearning to continue to learn didn’t stop there. I met Bryan Kest in Santa Monica, California in 2004, and completed his 200 hour Teacher Training that following year. In 2007, I trained under Rusty Wells from San Francisco, California who introduced Bhakti Yoga and Kirtan to my teaching.
I completed my 300 hour Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Training at the Omega Institute (Rhinebeck, New York) in April 2014. I am so eternally grateful to co-founders Sharon Gannon and David Life as well as my mentor, Giselle Mari, for coming into my life. Through their guidance and teachings, I found my own personal liberation.
I traveled to the land down under and completed my 800 hour Apprenticeship Program in August 2015 with Advanced Certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher, Keith Kempis in Sydney, Australia.
I am so humbly grateful to have successfully passed the Jivamukti Yoga Advanced Certification Board on January 10, 2016, in New York City, and now an Advanced Certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher.
I am a Manduka Ambassador…..Wandering Yogi…..Mamma’s Boy…..Animal Lover…..Trolley Dolly…..Spiritual Activist…..Servant of God.