Hi, my name is Ariel Xu! I am a Bilingual English & Chinese Yoga, Mindfulness Teacher and a licensed Massage Therapist in PA. I am also co-Founder of Yoga Lab. I teach yoga classes for anybody who is interested in learning this ancient Art and Science. I have trained in traditional Hatha and vinyasa flow styles of yoga. In my teachings, I combine functional movement, traditional Yoga postures, Pranayama (Breathing techniques), meditation, and mindfulness to help students release into silence and stillness. The stillness brings us home. It roots us in the universe. For me, the most important practice in life is to discover a way back to our authentic self - To be connected and rooted with the true self and the universe. Then all actions arise from that authentic place effortlessly. I am currently working on my advanced Yoga teacher training certification in the YogaStream style with Lara Heimann. In my free time, I volunteer as a Crisis Counselor and interpreter at Women's Resource Centre. I am always interested in learning and growing with friends and students.
I am always a student of life and a student of Chan Buddhism Master Sheng Yan, Zen Buddhism Master Thich Nhat Hanh and Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn.
Ariel has spent thousands of hours of study and comtemplating the Eastern phylosphy and western anatomy. She combines Yoga, Mindfulness, Meditation to her massage sessions to help you with healing. Through her sessions with client, she deeply listens to the body and receives infinite compassion and healing from the Universe.