16 May Teacher Feature – Sol Ulbrich
Ever wanted to know the in’s and out’s of a Yogaholics yoga teacher’s life? Sol Ulbrich is next in our teacher feature series and dishes on his former life as a professional contemporary dancer, favourite yoga pose and teaching style.
The super soulful, hilarious and generous-spirited Sol Ulbrich dishes all the deets on why he turned profesh dancing shoes in to become a yogi. Like seriously, how does someone go from professional contemporary dancer to the most chilled out, light-hearted yogi around?!
Yogaholics: Where is your hometown?
Sol: I grew up in Adelaide, but Sydney is definitely now my home with my wife and three kids.
Yogaholics: How and when did you first get into yoga?
Sol: I had dabbled in Yoga while I was training as a professional contemporary dancer. I first really committed to my practice in 1999 under the guidance of Gary Cook at the Hatha Yoga Shala in Adelaide.
Yogaholics: Where did you do your yoga teacher training?
Sol: Originally I was teaching Yoga informally, as well as teaching Dance, following the guidance of David and Simi Roche my Ashtanga Vinyasa teachers. I formalised my Yoga certifications with Duncan Peak at Power Living in his first ever Teacher Training. Since then I have completed the 500hr pathway with Power Living as well as many other complimentary pieces of training in Shadow Yoga, Yoga Therapy, Kids Yoga, Lotus Flow, Ayurveda and different related specialisations.
Yogaholics: What is your daily personal yoga or general exercise routine?
Sol: I still follow a fairly Ashtanga Vinyasa based personal practice (although I modify considerably). I love attending the classes taught at Power Living varying Vinyasa, and Yin styles with all the magnificent teachers. I also love to throw in some gentle cycling, swimming and an occasional pump class or resistance session at the gym.
Yogaholics: If you had to describe your yoga teaching style in 3 words they would be?
Sol: Steady, simple, and light-hearted.
Yogaholics: What is your favourite yoga pose?
Sol: It’s hard to go past Trikonasana.
Yogaholics: Words to live by?
Sol: New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.
Hop onto Yogaholics to join Sol in one of his Soul Train videos; you can expect to have plenty of laughs and an insightful yoga practice. Not a Yogaholics member? That’s cool, join today for a 10-day free trial. You can also, practice with Sol in person at one the Power Living studios.
Written by Katie Fowler