About Arezu Kaywanfar
Arezu has been a Yogini for the past 17 years, and it has without a doubt shaped her into the woman she is today. Ever since the age of 7, she's been attending Siddha Yoga Center and Kundalini Yoga with her teacher, Guru Singh. By the age of 14, she was the youngest KRI certified Kundalini Yoga teacher in the US. In continuation of her profound teachings, at the age of 15, she found her next calling at Miri Piri Academy, a Sikh International School in Amritsar, India. After spending a year in India, the reverse culture-shock back to La La Land became a challenge, but she used her teachings to help her stay balanced and true to herself.
After graduating from Archer School for Girls in 2009, Arezu travelled to the nation's capital, Washington DC, where she attended the George Washington University. She focused on the humanitarian aspect of International Affairs, and in 2009 was awarded the Cynthia Harrell Horn Humanitarian Award- for her commitment to NGOs and Community Service. Arezu was an ambassador to Healing Bridges from 2007-2012 and in 2008 she traveled with them to the forgotten refugee camps in Sudan. Within two years Arezu had created a mission to build their first girls' school, and she raised over $130,000 to make her dream and theirs a reality. In 2010 their first All Girls Secondary School in the refugee camp was opened. Arezu also travelled to Santa Rosa, Guatemala with AJWS in 2009 helping to build a local school. Arezu has also worked at The Peace Corps Headquarters and at the Headquarters of The National Council of Jewish Women both located in Washington DC.
She became the youngest hired staff member at the University's Health and Wellnesss Center. She taught yoga to students, faculty, and even athletes (GW Soccer and Rowing teams). Apart from teaching at GW, Arezu also taught yoga to the employees at the headquarters of The Peace Corps and many other government buildings such as: IMF, IDB, World Bank, Department of Health and Human Services, Veteran's Affairs (VACO), Veterans Medical Center, HHMI and FMCS. In working with numerous different government employees, she realized that they needed the meditation and breath work to balance and mediate their stressful political work lives.
After graduating from University, she has now returned home to Los Angeles and has followed the words of her teacher, "love your work, and you will never work another day of your life." With so much passion and love for teaching yoga, she has decided to do what she loves most, helping others through teaching yoga full time. She loves to teach numerous forms of Yoga including Kundalini, Vinyassa, Power Yoga Yoga Sculpt and Pi-Yo which is a fusion of Pilates and Yoga. Her clients include those from all ages and levels of experience. Arezu has helped sport teams with flexibility as well as teaching Meditation to beginners, and coaching advanced practitioners with strength training. Her own coined, "Kundalini Flow" type classes are a wonderful fusion of Kundalini as her base and a pinch of Hatha and Vinyassa imbued with her soothing voice, inspirational and motivational words, a supportive space and plenty of hands-on adjustments that always brings students back for more!
Because she likes leading a multifaceted active lifestyle, Arezu has also become a certified Zumba Instructor, Ballet Teacher, Personal Trainer, Pink Gloves Boxing, and Aqua Aerobics instructor.
Arezu loves to push herself and her clients beyond what they believe are their limitations, whether utilizing yoga, dance, or extreme training so that they receive the greatest value from each session. Needless to say, abs are created; 30% in the gym and 70% in the kitchen so Arezu is an advocate of the vegan raw lifestyle, and has been vegetarian for 15 years.
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