Teacher of the Month - Interview with Hector

Teacher of the Month - Interview with Hector

At Radiant Hot Yoga, our teachers are the heart and soul of our community, guiding students with expertise, compassion, and inspiration. Each month, we recognize one exceptional instructor who goes above and beyond to create a transformative and supportive environment for our practitioners. Our Teacher of the Month section celebrates these dedicated professionals who bring passion, wisdom, and a personal touch to every class. Join us in honoring their contributions, learning about their unique teaching journeys, and appreciating the profound impact they have on our yoga family.

Meet Hector, our inspiring Teacher of the Month at Radiant Hot Yoga. Hector’s journey into teaching began as a personal quest to deepen his practice, but it quickly transformed into a profound calling to guide others. In this interview, Hector shares the rewarding moments of witnessing student growth, the unforgettable experience of teaching his first class, and how he embodies the principles of yoga in his daily life. He offers heartfelt advice for newcomers and reflects on how the Radiant community has shaped his teaching and personal growth. Join us as we dive into Hector’s story, his passions beyond the studio, and his soul’s mission to help others become their best selves.

What inspired you to become a yoga teacher, and how did your journey begin?

My journey began when I joined the Teacher Training group after 4 months of being at Radiant, more to deepen my practice than teach. Somewhere around the 2nd, 3rd week something connected within me that said, you can do this… work towards it.

What do you find most rewarding about teaching yoga?

When you see the smiles, the confidence, the growth, the healing of all the students.

Can you share a memorable teaching experience at Radiant Hot Yoga?

My first class, with all my friends and yoga teachers on the hottest day of the summer. Class was packed, nerve-wracking and so fulfilling.

How do you incorporate the principles of yoga into your daily life outside the studio?

By being aware of each moment. That all moments are special and will never happen again in the same way. Utilizing parts of the 8 limbs of yoga:

  • The Yamas. Disciplines //  moral codes that clarify our relationship and or connection to the world, things and people.
  • Pranayama breath control. Not to get rattled
  • Satya. Truthfulness through action and speech

What advice would you give to someone who is considering beginning yoga?

Don’t overthink it. Allow your mind to free itself from whatever limitations you have placed on yourself. Yoga is for everyone.

How has the community at Radiant Hot Yoga influenced your teaching and your personal life?

It allows me to be my authentic self. Through the ups and downs of daily life.

What are your hobbies and interests outside of yoga?

Beach, surf, connecting to friends, gym.

What do you feel is your soul’s calling, and how does teaching at Radiant Hot Yoga fulfill this?

To connect to ALL people and allow them to be their best selves, that they make all the difference and they control their healing, happiness, joy and love.

We hope you enjoyed getting to know Hector and the incredible journey that has shaped him into the beloved teacher he is today. His dedication to yoga and the Radiant community is truly inspiring. Join us in celebrating Hector’s contributions and be sure to experience one of his transformative classes. Stay tuned for more stories and insights from our vibrant community at Radiant Hot Yoga.