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Ben Beirs

Biography:
Benjamin Beirs has been practicing yoga and meditation since his teenage years, when he was introduced to the practice by his father, who owned a yoga studio in Philadelphia. While enrolled at Peabody Conservatory to study classical guitar, he spent the summer of 2005 at the Omega Institute, where he had a life-changing experience in meeting Lama Surya Das, an American Lama in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition and the author of the bestselling book “Awakening the Buddha Within.” Since then Ben has taken numerous silent week-long meditation retreats under the guidance of Lama Surya Das at the Garrison Institute. Ben completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training at the Asheville Yoga Center in July of 2014 and a 300-hour Jivamukti Yoga teacher training at the Omega institute in May of 2016. As he is also a musician, Ben enjoys bringing live music into his yoga classes. Ben believes yoga and meditation are life-changing practices that bring more health, contentment, and wisdom into daily life and is honored to have the opportunity to share these practices with others.

IG: beirsguitar 

Spotify: No spotify but you can find my albums by searching Benjamin Beirs!

Hailing from: Greater Philadelphia area, USA

Languages: English, French - want to learn Italian, Tibetan, and Sanskrit! 

Element: (fire, air, earth, water, ether): Air and Fire (Vata / Pitta)

Paris QG: Love St. Michel, Shakespeare and Co, Montmartre

Inspirational Deity: In no particular order - Tara, Vajrasattva, Ganesha, Saraswati, Hanuman

Spirit Animal: My spirit animal is the black panther!

Inspirational Reads: Awakening the Buddha Within by Lama Surya Das

Fave Yoga Getaway: Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY, USA