Teacher Spotlight: Adam Hocke

He is the sultan of sequencing! The prince of precision! He is our Adam Hocke, YOTL stalwart and all-round yoga legend. As well as teaching at 9.30am on Tuesdays and Fridays, he plays a key role in the studio’s teacher training and immersions, and he hosts his almost monthly super-popular BE HERE NOW afternoon retreats. Which are FAB. Book on the next one here.

How long have you been practicing?

I've been practicing since I was 18 years old. Yoga has been with me through good times like getting married and through bad times like the grief of losing my father in a traumatic accident. Yoga is my steadfast companion.

What compelled you to start teaching yoga?

I reached a point where I couldn't stop talking about how yoga made me feel and how I wanted everyone to experience this. Then I realised I knew very little about why. So I trained up and started teaching.

Describe your classes in three words?

Breathe. Sweat. Rest.

Which pose do you find most challenging?

Although for me it is the most rewarding, I always forget how much I need a long savasana. Giving the time to something so simple is much harder for me than doing a bunch of active work.  

What inspires you as a teacher?

Commitment. The student that shows up even when it's hard, the student that tries even when the pose gets the best of them, the student that laughs at her self and carries on - that student inspires my devotion and my own commitment to teaching. 

What’s your favorite pose at the moment?

These days I'm practicing legs-up-the-wall (viparita karani) nearly every night.  No matter what has happened through the day or how I feel, it brings the day to a calm resolution.