Teresa Long is a Chopra Educator and the Director of Chopra Certification Programs and administers the teacher training programs. She is certified through Chopra to teach Primordial Sound Meditation, Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga, and Perfect Health: Ayurvedic Lifestyle classes and an Ayurvedic consultant. As a member of Yoga Alliance, she is an E-RYT 200, 500-hour yoga teacher, YACEP, and has completed the trauma-conscious yoga training through Connected Warriors.
As a Chopra educator, she supportively guides participants on their teachers path to successfully complete their certifications and share the knowledge of yoga, Ayurveda, and meditation in their communities and/or virtually.
Teresa has a passion for sharing and teaching these modalities, to help students develop their own daily practice and become successful, confident, and inspirational instructors and is one of the connections to the global network of Chopra certified instructors. She personally benefits from a daily practice of yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda and is inspired to live a balanced and joyful lifestyle.
Sun Salutations have been described as the most complete mental and physical exercise available, since they include the three major components of balanced fitness: flexibility, strength, and cardiovascular conditioning.
In his transformational book, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, Deepak Chopra describes seven timeless principles for living a life filled with love, fulfillment, abundance, peace, and joy. One of these principles is known as the Law of Dharma. The word dharma is a Sanskrit term that can be translated as our purpose in life. The Law of Dharma states that each of us has a unique talent . . . something that we can do better than anyone else on the planet. And for every special talent, the world has a unique need that can only be filled by the expression of that talent.
Enlightenment is generally considered to be an out-of-reach goal, attainable by only a few of the most evolved yogis, monks, and sages. What many people do not realize is that if we find the right path, this seemingly unreachable goal can become a reality for every one of us. As Deepak Chopra notes in his book Super Brain, we are now on our way toward enlightenment: “One clue that enlightenment is real − and accessible − is staring at us already. We use common phrases all the time that edge right up to it: Wake up, See the light, Face reality. These are all pointers to a higher state of awareness. . . . Once the mind wakes up, sees the light, and faces reality, the brain undergoes its own physical changes.”