Teresa Long is the Director of the Chopra Center Certification Programs. She oversees all of the Chopra Center’s certification programs and is the connection to the global network of worldwide certified instructors. She is a certified Vedic Educator, Ayurvedic Consultant, and an E-RYT 200 and 500-hour yoga teacher. She has been certified with the Chopra Center to teach Primordial Sound Meditation, Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga, and Perfect Health: Ayurvedic Lifestyle classes. She is one of the lead educators at the Chopra Center and supportively guides guests on the Teachers Path to successfully complete their certifications and share the knowledge of yoga, Ayurveda, and meditation in their communities.
Teresa has a passion to share and teach these modalities to help students develop their own daily practice and become successful, confident, and inspirational instructors. She and the nurturing Certifications team continue to engage, support, and guide certified instructors after they complete the certification programs.
With an extensive background in holistic nutrition, Teresa loves to create and cook creative, healthy recipes. 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.”