Feel Better, Live Better, Be Better
I believe that education is freedom and relationships are the essence of life. When we elevate our awareness to connect with ourselves and each other, we are empowered to realize our highest potential. This conscious connection leads us to discover more meaning and purpose in life.
The vision that unites us as a global community is simple- feel better, live better, be better. Yoga, meditation, and nutrition are essential keys to a healthy life, and community is the way.
I am a product of my community, transformed by those who have called me teacher, student, or friend. Villani Health is inspired by the people and ideas that have motivated me to become a better human being. I have no delusions about being a spiritual master, and the only guru I’ve ever followed is the one who speaks with the voice of my conscience. I’m just a guy from New Jersey with a yoga mat who tries to be better every day.
Like so many others I know, after years of damaging my body and being trapped by destructive thoughts, I began to question my addiction to negative patterns. I started practicing hatha yoga because nothing else was working, and it felt as if my warranty was about to run out. Almost immediately, yoga offered me more effective tools to develop a strong body, a clear mind, and an open heart than any other discipline I had ever experienced. My daily challenge was to show up and breathe. The rest just happened.
Within months, I became addicted to feeling and living better. To support my new habit and become self-sufficient, I trained as a Bikram Method instructor with no intention to teach. After all, I had moved to Los Angeles to become a hugely successful rock star and reasoned that teaching yoga would most likely conflict with future tour dates.
A year later I was chosen to direct the largest yoga teacher-training program in the world. That intensive nine week, five-hundred hour course would graduate an average of over six hundred teachers each year, a responsibility for which I was blissfully unprepared and from which I learned much.
I’m honored to have assisted so many good people through self-transformation and blessed to do what I love with those I care about most. I’ve travelled the world to develop lasting relationships with extraordinary friends and have learned more from my students than they ever have from me.
When we understand that our most influential teacher stands before us in the mirror, we can lead others toward that same realization. When we agree to share our strength, passion, and commitment, there is no limit to what we can achieve. With gratitude and integrity, we can realize abundance in our relationships and elevate the awareness of every person on the planet, one breath at a time.
Thank you for visiting this space and for caring enough to read these words. I hope that Villani Health can connect good people with true ideas to inspire a more beautiful world. Alone, we can do much. Together, we can do anything. The first step is to show up and breathe.
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