DT 034: Purity of Heart with Yoshio Hama

Yoshio Hama started practicing yoga in Caracas, Venezuela in 1999. Between 1999 and 2008 he had the opportunity to study Vinyasa Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Partner Yoga and Iyengar Yoga Method under the guidance of different yoga instructors. In 2008, he came to New York and started his new life: he found his guru (Sri Dharma Mittra) and aligned himself to a new spiritual family. Now, he spreads the teachings of Dharma and the light of yoga around NYC, guiding students to the path of righteousness.

In this episode, you’ll hear from Yoshio on:

  • Of the yamas and niyamas, which two to prioritize so that the others fall into place
  • Why it’s impossible to make other people happy, and yet the subtle shift in intention you can make to reduce their suffering
  • What happened when Yoshio stopped sampling yoga lineages and dedicated himself to singular practice and teacher
  • Why Yoshio occasionally pretends to fall out of yoga poses, and why it’s so critical to add the words “I don’t know” to your vocabulary as teacher


  • Join me this fall for workshops in NYC (Yoga & Fitness Herald Square) and Richmond, VA (The Yoga Dojo + Hot Yoga Richmond): henrywins.com/events
  • Apply to the Jan 2019 200-hour teacher training at Lighthouse Yoga School, and get $100 OFF your tuition with referral code HENRYWINS: henrywins.com/events

Links from this episode:

  • The Dhammapada translated by Ananda Maitreya — Grab a copy of Yoshio’s recommended book

Get in touch with Yoshio:

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