Mission: Inspire People Practice & Play
There is an art to yoga beyond beautiful asanas. The Yoga Blog shares the playful and painful ways Yogis dance, create, heal, love, and live in truth.
The Yoga Blog offers a full spectrum of experiences and global perspectives from Yogis of all backgrounds, genders, and skill levels including newbies. This is the ultimate platform for authentic self-expression; personal storytelling for Yogis by Yogis.
We want to encourage meaningful conversations and deepen connections through real stories. We hope to share your voice with the world because you are the voice of yoga.
“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.” ― Dr. Brené Brown
The Yoga of Giving Back
In the spirit of karma yoga, selfless service, The Yoga Blog will donate 50% of all advertising revenue to spreading the gift of yoga to charitable organizations aligned with conscious teachers, studios, brands, and The Yoga Blog mission. Advertising opportunities are on hold at this time.
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His birth name in Vietnamese is Trần, Tiến Hưng. Tiến means to progress, evolve. Hưng means to ascend, elevate. He wants to empower people to thrive and feel alive. Hung is a lover, surfer, change maker, storyteller, and a refugee from Vietnam. He has been a bohemian Yogi since 2003; exploring different studios, styles, and teachers.
Yoga has helped Hung bring balance back to his body, release limiting thoughts from his mind, and heal his wounded heart. Despite the struggles of his childhood, Hung’s spirit never gave up and he is full of inspiration, self-love, acceptance, and self-expression.
Hung completed his yoga teacher training with Danny Arguetty and Katie Brauer. He practices yoga under dozens of inspiring Yogis from all over the world including Josh Vincent, Sianna Sherman, Gary Kraftsow, Kia Miller, Geri Portnoy, Michael Fukamura, Seane Corn, Juan Pablo, Shiva Rea, Nandhiji Tapasyoga, Lora Heiner, and Lauren Duke. Hung has also studied Kung Fu and mixed martial arts intensively under Dr. Mark Cheng at UCLA (a direct lineage to Dan Inosanto and Bruce Lee), and is Level 1 Reiki trained in the Usui System under Dr. Brent Cesare and Dr. Somer Nicole.
In 1977 at the age of 3, Hung and his family of 9 escaped on a small wooden fishing boat with 73 others from a war torn communist country. After a few months as a refugee in Hong Kong, his family was sponsored to live in the U.S. by the United Nations. He grew up on fear, food stamps, welfare, hard work, and survival skills in the embattled, immigrant housing projects of Linda Vista in San Diego, CA.
As far back as he can remember, life has always been about the value of good, meaningful work. From dumpster diving as child to delivering newspapers and being a camp counselor for the Boys and Girls Club. As an adult he honed his craft in corporate treasury, international logistics, and operations at Fortune 500’s.
He broke from the corporate world to pursue his greatest ambition of being an entrepreneur and living and embodying the ultimate life – with purpose. After a few attempts at tech start-ups including a venture with the founder of Bluetooth software, he took a break to work on his personal healing and transformation.
Hung is a student of life. He learned about persistence, believing in the possibilities, faith, spirituality, forgiveness, gratitude, and the paradox of love, judgment, guilt, success, and shame all in the School of Life. He earned a degree in Political Science specializing in International Relations at UCLA and a Masters in Business Administration at USC. He studied marketing and sustainable development from the best of Europe at HEC Paris.
In leading The Yoga Blog, Hung’s vision is to share all aspects of life – the good, not so great, and everything in between. Hung wants to eliminate shame, guilt, and the fear of being vulnerable so we don’t have to feel so alone in this world as he has felt at times in his journey.
Yoga brings out the gurus in all of us; the ability to embrace light and shadow. We are our own best teacher. Sharing our stories inspires human connection, unity, compassion, peace, and freedom.
The divine light and darkness in me honors the divine light and darkness in you.
Trần, Tiến Hưng