Certified Yoga Instructor:
 
Armen Menechyan for Pur Joy

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Creator of this space, Armen Menechyan is a 500-hour certified yoga teacher who has completed over 300 additional hours in therapeutic and somatic practices, as well as mindfulness-based meditation practices. Deeply passionate about the therapeutic and healing benefits of yoga, the special touch he brings to this practice is felt from his solid knowledge of anatomy, alignment, and the human mind. 

 

Armen has been practicing yoga since 2002 and began teaching in 2015, after completing a monthlong silent retreat at a Buddhist monastery in Nepal. He has co-launched a self-care initiative in the country of his origin for human rights activists, served as a psychological first aid volunteer at shelters during war in Armenia, and has organized numerous LGBTQ+ fundraisers. His practice is multifaceted and very elated to create this space post-pandemic in an effort to bring us all together for individual and community healing through events, workshops and customized one on one sessions.