As a Washington, D.C. native, after receiving my bachelor’s from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and my master’s from University of Texas-Austin’s LBJ School of Public Affairs, I began studying Ayurveda independently with the best in the field. While working in the federal government for nearly a decade and on the democratic nominee's presidential election in 2015-16, I took yoga and meditation classes while I also offered fellow employees and volunteers yoga and meditation. That’s when I realized that I wanted to help busy professionals and our youth learn to calm their bodies and minds. In 2016, I relocated to NYC to receive my Vinyasa 200-hour teaching certification from Sonic Yoga Studio in Hells Kitchen in Manhattan.
For seven years, I have taught Yoga and Mindful Movement to children and families. Beginning at Harlem Yoga Studio and with the NYC-based nonprofit Under Our Umbrella, I deepened my Ayurveda practice at the Udayagiri Retreat Center in Kerala, India where I meditated daily, taught Vinyasa, and learned a few foundational practices of the martial art Kalari. In 2018, I followed my heart and moved (back) to Texas where I taught children (preK-3rd grade) yoga at Houston’s Independent School District’s first Arabic Immersion Magnet School. In 2019 I completed my RCYT with Yogiños: Yoga for Youth. Since then, I created my own LLC, Yoga by Farrah, with my certifications in teaching adults, children and adolescents and a combined 1000+ hours in teaching children (including neurodiverse children), to serve my community.
In 2019 and 2020, I taught in the Greater Houston area at Extraordinary Abilities for Children with Autism in Katy, TX, Children’s Yoga Classes at Westside Montessori School, The Post Oak School Summer Camp and After School Program, Yoga Pod, Yogaleena Studio & Boutique in River Oaks, and I was the Yoga Program Coordinator at O Athletik Health Club in the Heights.
Since 2021, Austin has become my permanent home once again and I have subbed around town for private lessons as well as for Corporate Yoga via Be Well Fit and Serenity Fitness. Casa de Luz and the 3rd Eye Lounge have been my favorite places to retreat to for meditation, yoga, and a delicious meal--it's the best little oasis in Austin and I am honored to be your Vinyasa teacher.
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