This week, we put the spotlight on Teacher Roland Dela Cruz. A yogi for over 17 years, he loves how
yoga allows him to find his true natural state: bliss, truth and consciousness.
Funny nickname: Teddy Bear
Home studios: Bliss Yoga (Jivamukti Yoga), Power Yoga (Vinyasa Flow)
Other previous/present profession: I am a Flight Attendant of United Airlines
Favorite Asana: Headstand
Favorite Yoga: Jivamukti Yoga
Favorite Food: Anything that doesn’t require harming animals
Favorite Singer/Musician: Tori Amos
Favorite Movie: The Matrix. It’s deeper than most people think!
Hobbies: Travel, teaching yoga as a Seva (selfless service)
Fun fact: I’ve ran 9 marathons, was an avid Triathlete, and now a Crossfit junkie.
I am unique/different because... I’m the first and only 800 hour Advanced Certified Jivamukti Yoga
Teacher in the country.
I admit that… I’m a mama’s boy ☺
I’d love one day to travel to… Cairo, Egypt
One thing people will find surprising about me is that… I drink a lot of coffee. A lot!
Motto/Mantra: “If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them” – Dalai Lama
Best advice ever received: Be kind to others and remember God.
Favorite Certified Calm find/s: Manduka mats and towels, of course! I love ‘em for the great support
allowing me to focus especially since I sweat so much. I also love wearing Toesox for when I teach in cold
places like in winter time at Sydney. It keeps my feet warm and provides amazing traction.