17-year-old Jules Thine is wise, worldly, and experienced beyond his adolescent years.
In 2018, at just the age of 14, Thine obtained an RYT 200 Diploma certified by Yoga Alliance with Benjamin Sears. After that, he continued expanding his knowledge in various workshops with yoga legend Sri Dharma Mittra in New York City, Patrick Beach in Paris, and many others in different parts of the world.
Thine is now one of the youngest known certified yoga instructors in the world, specializing in teaching the discipline to athletes while helping them prevent nagging injuries.
Also, Thine introduces breathing techniques to help them relieve stress and improve sports performance.
“My passion for yoga burned inside me, as did my delight when I was accepted as a beginner student by William Laurent, one of the most respected yoga teachers in France,” Thine explained in a press release. “He inspired me and furthered my education regarding human anatomy, which now enhances my lessons.”
Though most teens his age have attended traditional schools, Thine’s father homeschooled him while allowing him to travel and see what the world had to offer him.
“We traveled, experiencing countries, and cultures first-hand,” he said”
But that’s not the only area in which Thine excels. Additionally, the youngster is a skilled web developer, creating his website, julesyogi.com.
Currently, Thine is sharing all of his abilities with the world, which includes more than 30,000 Instagram followers @julesyogi.
“I am happy to say that from this very month, I will be offering free lessons on Instagram,” Thine announced.
So, what about formal education? Well, for Thine, he has been able to bond, share ideas and his passions with people and other yoga participants scanning the globe. It is an education that only comes from first-hand experiences, he noted.
“You can’t imagine how many times I have heard ‘what will you do without a high school diploma?’. The answer is simple. I have built friendships with people all over the world. I have begun a journey based on my passions. Now, I want to share and experience it with other yoga enthusiasts all over the world.”
— Jerry Del Priore