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About Faysal

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Faysal Abi is a Bay Area-based full time yoga instructor who has been practicing for over 16 years. He has helped hundreds of people gain more insight, increase flexibility, manage chronic pain and improve skill level in their yoga practice.


Faysal first studied yoga after a debilitating back injury from a car accident and has since been a believer in its healing power and ability to bring the body back to balance. 


With his roots in martial arts, extreme fitness, and sports activity, Faysal is a natural on the mat. He specializes in helping others with masterful poses, lessening chronic pain, deepening their ability to stretch, increasing strength and overall well-being. 

He has studied under Jonathan Rickert and completed a 100-hour advanced yoga training with Jonathan. 

In 2014, he completed his yoga certification course at Peacebank's 200-hour teacher training. He is a part of Damanhur’s School of Meditation, a member of schools that deepen meditation practices, is a hypnotherapist and believer in healthy living. 

When he is not on the mat, you can find him hiking with his German Shepherd named Zen, mountain biking, reading about health, wellness, nutrition and the mind-body connection.


Read about Faysal in SFYogaMagazine's Teacher Highlight: