Troy Hadeed Master Class - Stay
“I used to play, but now I stay.” – B.K.S Iyengar
Iyengar’s powerful words echo and reverberate throughout every moment of this practice. Our human tendency both on and off the mat is to move away from situations that become uncomfortable or challenging. However, if we can be present with our feelings and stories, we will find that this is where the Yoga begins—and when transformation happens.
This vinyasa practice will be a moving meditation in which Troy takes students through some long holds and, possibly, a few 4-letter words (!).
Troy was born in Trinidad & Tobago, which is pretty much where he has spent the majority of his life aside from attending university in Tampa, FL, and his stints of travel, exploration and study.
Through commitment to his practice and study, Troy has tapped into a depth of practice that transcends the physical form of Asana. In his teaching he intends to bring practitioners into a new relationship with their breath as a form of Spirit, thereby having the practice embody a personal Prayer.
Troy views the science of yoga as a personal practice and one's own journey of self-discovery. For that reason he is continuously aiming to create a space that is available and comfortable for all to practice, regardless of their faith, age, or physical limitations.
With mindful, intentional movements Troy’s teaching brings a fresh and powerful dimension into today’s yoga class that helps bridge the gap between the pure essence of Yoga and todays disconnected world. At the foundation of Troy’s teaching is not the breath, but one’s relationship to the breath. In this we discover that no posture, no transition, no moment is ever the same; we discover what it means to live in the present moment, and finally we remember what it means to live from a place of Genuine Love.
Troy studies the linage of Krishnamacharya under the guidance of Ryan Leier and has been blessed with the inspiration of amazing teachers, including: Seane Corn, Father Joe Pereira (Iyengar Yoga), Baron Baptiste, Srivatsa Ramaswami (Vinyasa Krama), Leslie Kaminoff, Jess Robertson, and Ted Grand…among others.
Troy currently lives in a treehouse on the north coast of Trinidad & Tobago and is constantly being reminded that Prana (the life force that connects and flows through all life) is very real.