Yoga Instructor Larry Weinberg Leads By Example


YogaInstructor_12016.ALarry Weinberg is well-known in and around Great Neck for his many years of teaching yoga and guiding his students on their spiritual path.

A pure peaceful warrior, Weinberg practices what he preaches. He’s all about yoga’s ethical guidelines, which are the yamas and niyamas (non-violence towards yourself and others, truthfulness, non-stealing, non-excess, non-attachment, purity, contentment, self-discipline, self-study and surrender to a higher power) and of course, the asanas (yoga poses). And it shows in the way he lives his life and teaches his classes.

His yogic path began in 1969, when as a 17-year-old confused, young man, Weinberg’s father brought him to the Sivananda Yoga Ashram in Val Marin, Canada. Something clicked when he felt the camaraderie of the community, which led him to stay, study the yogic teachings and eventually take the Sivananda yoga teacher training course.

Since then, Weinberg has dedicated his life to studying, teaching and sharing the knowledge he has gained from experts in the field of yoga, health and wellness. In his yoga classes, Weinberg creates a fun and safe environment where students can enjoy peace, tranquility and relaxation while learning the benefits of living a spiritual lifestyle.

Weinberg has a multitude of devoted followers, including me. I began studying yoga with him in 1994 and with his encouragement, I became a certified yoga instructor in 2007.

Weinberg has a rare, distinctive way about him. He is more than kind and considerate; he has genuine compassion towards everyone. He is the one person I know who is always true to himself and others.

His friend and protégé Karen Passalacqua, another experienced and wonderful yoga instructor said, “Sometimes when I am facing a difficult situation in my life, I ask myself, ‘What would Larry do?’ and usually within moments the answer arises, which provides the most peaceful solution. Larry’s students, myself included, have followed him throughout the years to different yoga studios because what he offers is passionate and unique. He graciously shares his wealth of information with many who report that their lives have improved dramatically after implementing some of the changes Larry suggests. I am deeply grateful to have Larry as a yoga teacher because he inspires me to be the best person I can be.”

In addition to teaching yoga, Weinberg is also a New York State licensed massage therapist and a colon hydrotherapist who has a private practice on Long Island. He is currently teaching at MC Dance and Fitness on 200 Middle Neck Rd. in Great Neck.

As this new year begins, join Weinberg on the road to health and spirituality.

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