Jason Frahm: On & off the mat

alignyo Los Angeles yoga news: Interview with yoga teacher Jason Frahm
Jason Frahm

On the mat, Jason Frahm’s wisdom touches the lives of his students at Exhale's Center for Sacred Movement in Venice Beach. Off the mat, Jason is the founder of the charity The At-Onement Project. Read our Q&A with Jason to find out the reason he doesn't use Sanskrit, and why he would be a parachute guide if he weren't a yoga teacher.

What makes your style of teaching unique?

I have a background in the healing energy arts and infuse the intention of cultivating one’s energy for health, healing and spiritual growth into the class. The class intention is to touch into subtler realms beyond just the physical asana and workout. We’re here to awaken, so I weave slivers of this intention into my classes. 

What's the most frequently asked questions you get being a yoga teacher?

What do you call the style of yoga you teach? I am struggling with…what would you suggest? What song was that you played? 

What's the strangest thing a student of yours did, said or wore in your class?

One time a female student wore a loose pair of boxer shorts and a very loose tank top without anything underneath. Myself, the men and women in the class did whatever they could to not look and yet, it was almost impossible not to look and I wonder what the person’s intentions were when wearing her sleepwear to class? Not too far into the class I had to ask her to change clothes or return another day because everything was spilling out in almost every pose once we were moving. It was a strange and awkward conversation.

What's the most yogically incorrect, or stereotypical thing you do as a yoga teacher?

I can hardly remember any of the Sanskrit names of the asana poses and I’ve been teaching for a dozen years!

Which profession would your alter ego choose and why?

A parachute guide. The thrill of that seven seconds before you pull the cord is truly an amazing, frightful experience and then the sweet shift to stillness after the chute blasts opens and we gently glide back to solid ground. What a way to experience the fear of death and open to life in a few minutes. The effect it has on all those who try it is inspiring. 

Who or what inspires your practice and your teaching?

I am moved by anything and anyone who chooses to consciously wake up to the TRUTH of life.

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