I found yoga through a college dance class - our professor was trained in anatomy and had a passion for yoga, and would incorporate asana and anatomy into our regular ballet and modern classes. That same semester I sporadically started doing yoga practices I found online.
Eventually I learned about pranayama (breathing) and meditation techniques, which I began to incorporate at the end of my yoga practice.
After a few years of off and on practice, I realized I wanted to learn even more about all things yoga and signed up for a Yoga Teacher Training program to really expand my knowledge and personal practice.
I graduated from this program in 2017 with my 200-hr certification from Brett Larkin’s Uplifted Yoga Teacher Training.
After my training, I wanted to share everything I had learned with anyone who would listen - mostly friends and family at the time! Eventually I started teaching the employees of a local business here in the Cedar Valley. I loved guiding them through their yoga practice and will be forever grateful for their presence as I started my yoga teaching journey with them!
In my personal practice, I love experiencing many different styles of yoga asana, but my favorites are hatha, vinyasa, yin, and restorative! I love how my mood and energy can flip with a single yoga session. I am a strong believer that we have to fill our own cup before we can help others, and I personally do that through yoga and meditation (as well as journaling!).
I also believe that yoga is not just a physical practice, but a way to uncover our truest selves and the connection of the mind, body, and spirit.
I am so excited to be teaching here at the State Street Yoga Co-op! I can’t wait to help guide you through your own yoga journey!
Yoga with Sam:
Yoga with Sam
Vinyasa Flow - Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to save your spot for class (pre-registration required, class size is limited).
Current students, active military, and veterans are eligible for the discounted prices with valid id - contact me for more information!