Yoga

A practice of physical movement to help bring the body back into balance.

I have been practice yoga since high school, when I was first introduced to the practice by my pole-vaulting coach.  Over the course of my practice I have studied in India for extended periods of time and trained/studied with a number of wonderful teachers of both the classics and modern adaptations of the practice.  I have been a full time yoga instructor for nearly 10 years and have over 3,000 teaching hours from regularly teaching in corporate offices, museums, gyms, studios, zoos, and public spaces.  The greatest knowledge I have gained from this experience is the ability to watch the individual student and see how their movement is impacted by their unique body adaptations.  Based on the way we regularly use our bodies, our body adapts to those patterns to make them more efficient and stable.  The problem is that most of us use are bodies to sit at a desk, so when we ask it to do something else we find stiffness, pain, and/or discomfort.  Using my knowledge of anatomy and physiology I am able to structure a yoga session or series of poses to the individuals needs.  Regularly after working with a client on the table, I can assess what muscles or structures might be limited and can suggest simple yoga postures or stretches to help the client alleviate any discomfort between massages.

Stephen in triangle yoga posture
A yoga pose to stretch the back and hip flexors

Current public class schedule

Monday 6:30-7:30am Yoga Heights Hot Flow

Thursday 6:30-7:30pm Yoga Heights Hot Flow

Saturday 10:00-11:00am Yoga Heights Intermediate Flow

Sunday 10:00-11:00am Maketto All levels Flow *Free

A yoga pose that wants massage therapy after

Some other teaching locations include

The World Bank

The International Finance Corporation

The National Zoo

The Bureau of Labor Statistics

The International Monetary Fund

The Department of Justice

The Kennedy Center

The Costar Group

Congressional Quarterly Publication