Name: Adam Whiting
Role: Master Performance Coach and Lead Facilitator
A passionate and inspired yogi, Adam Whiting teaches across Sydney for Power Living Australia Yoga. Coming from Charlotte, North Carolina, he brings with him a playful energy, which the P.L.A.Y community has quickly come to know and love.
Within a week of Adam’s first visit to Sydney in October 2014, he knew that it was a city that he could call home. He is beyond excited to put down some roots and become a part of the Australian yoga community.
Adam credits his 10-year personal yoga and meditation practice with alleviating the debilitating symptoms of his post-9/11 PTSD and anxiety disorder. His hope is to share this transformational practice with as many students as possible.
As a voracious student of yogic theory and practice, Adam has studied and practiced with Rod Stryker, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, Tiffany Cruikshank, Dice Iida-Klein, Briohny Smyth and Baron Baptiste. The resulting culmination of his diverse yoga study is a teaching style that artfully blends anatomical precision with powerful, energetic emotion and yogic tradition.
Adam loves the playfulness and creative freedom found in crafting an intelligently sequenced vinyasa flow class. When he’s not leading a meditation, you can find him cracking jokes and calling poses to the soundtrack of an upbeat, energetic playlist in his challenging but empowering vinyasa flow classes.
Adam is also partial to breaking down and inverting the flow with a focus on advanced arm balances and inversions. A talented musician, you will often find Adam in class with his guitar, a blissful experience bringing the power of raw, acoustic energy into the classroom.
Getting to know the crew:
What are you passionate about?
My passion is seeing people experiencing a deeper more meaningful relationship with themselves through the sacred knowledge of yoga. Also, showing others that this can be a path filled with belly laughs and light.
What is your favourite yoga pose?
I have recently fallen in love with downward facing dog. It is amazing that these poses endlessly reveal parts of themselves, but only through a dedicated practice. For me, down dog is a pose that perfectly balances strength and length. I can get lost in the rotation, directional engagement, and the inner and outer energy of the pose. True alignment in seemingly simple poses is the key to unlocking handstands and hand balances.
How would your best friend describe you?
I just text messaged her, let’s see what she says…..
“Adam is one of the most genuine, loyal and kind people I’ve ever met. His laugh is contagious. He is a dependable friend, an amazing yoga teacher and is very loved.”