Malik was introduced to yoga about 20 years ago by his martial arts teacher as a way to get more flexible as well as to find mental clarity. He likes to teach a very intelligent yoga class in terms of alignment, mobility and creating space for students to be proprioceptive (understanding where your body is and how it moves). There is a saying that teaching is learning twice – he considers himself more of a student than teacher and his personal practice allows him to have something to give. He learns a wealth of knowledge from the students that show up to his classes. He is not really into the one size fits all mentality but more that we all form a tapestry and operate like a jazz band or orchestra. He often tells students before class, that if we were headed out on a trip and got lost, that the destination isn’t as important as finding out where we’re at.