Carl Faure. Musician. Yogi

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"Stretch is a community space where everyone feels welcome regardless of race, age, design aesthetic, spirituality."

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ABOUT CARL

Founder of Stretch, the yoga and movement studios in East London.

Former music producer and DJ.

Began yoga over 10 years ago when it was something of a counter cultural practice, much like the music scene then.

Had a vision to get guys into yoga and create spaces where people are connected within an inclusive community.

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PODCAST KEY NOTES

- Yoga wasn’t a goal orientated practice. The idea wasn’t to be good at yoga, and it still isn’t.

- People are looking to liberate themselves from suffering from however they are suffering, from however they are unhappy.

- Happiness is the result of conditioning, conditioning we didn’t ask for but have ended up with

- Yoga is not following anyone else's recipe, it’s working it out yourself.

- Yoga will unravel you, it will unravel the stuff you’re not conscious with, the ways you are conditioned, the way you are caught up in behaving.

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"Yogis, like DJ's respond to the energy in the moment. Putting away the plans and stepping into the present moment, and I have taken that in how I teach yoga."

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"Yoga will unravel you, it will unravel the stuff you’re not conscious with, the ways you are conditioned, the way you are caught up in behaving”

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"You read the room and you read the energy in the room."

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"Where else do we feel emotion except for in our body? This emotion, whatever you’ve put away comes out, it’s re-released, to be processed"

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"Where else do we feel emotion except for in our body? This emotion, whatever you've put away comes out, it's re-released, to be processed."

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“However you can get people back into themselves, back into that place, that we all have, where we’re free, we’re not caught up in something. That’s it’s, that’s what it’s about for me."

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"With Yoga the surprise for me was that you have to wake up into your body, there was a real shock of the instant embodiment. I had never allowed myself to feel like this before"

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“The best teachers I’ve found are on the fringes, go seek them out, because they are doing it for the love”

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