A friends affair – Pleased to meet you Summer Dien
When we decided to go ahead with this blog, it was only natural to reach out to Summer Dien and ask her to be one of our guest bloggers. I met Summer first in 2014 in Thailand on Koh Samui, where she was working at Samahita Retreat. We were both attending 2 weeks workshop with the fabulous Richard Freeman.
I was amazed by the beauty of her practice and captured by her story on how yoga found her. Just one year later, I bumped into her at the Asthanga Yoga Bali Conference 2015 in Bali and we have been in touch ever since. Summer is a world traveler, but you will be pleased to know that she spends a lot of time in Europe these days. Go and check out her wonderful classes and workshops near you. I am are thrilled and so thankful, for Summer being part of our journey.
Due to her international background and her roots, her blog posts will be in English.
Meet the teacher
I am an international yoga teacher. I was born in Vietnam and raised in Minnesota. I completed my foundational teacher training in 2013 with Paul Dallaghan at Centered Yoga in Koh Samui, Thailand. I started doing yoga in Doha, Qatar in 2010 and began teaching informally in my apartment shortly thereafter. I worked at Samahita Retreat (home of Centered Yoga) as a yoga teacher and wellness advisor for two years from 2013-2015.
I taught pranayama, ashtanga, Mysore, restorative yoga, and guided meditation classes and also assisted on retreats and teacher training courses. I continue to study extensively with my teachers Sri OP Tiwariji and Paul Dallaghan in the areas of pranayama and asana.
I am trained in the classical pranayama practices (kriyas and pranayama techniques) of the Khaivalyadham lineage and in the traditional ashtanga vinyasa system. I have a liberal, non-dogmatic approach to asana and believes in using the body in the most intelligent way possible. I am a dedicated practitioner of pranayama, ashtanga, and Vipassana meditation.
I am committed to the path of yoga and dedicate my life to fully supporting and uplifting others by passing on the ancient yogic practices of asana, pranayama, and meditation.
I am very excited to be a guest blogger for The Yoga Affair and share my knowledge and experience.
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