Sam found yoga in the summer of 2013 after completing an undergraduate degree in Exercise Science. He found himself caught in a transition period that took its toll mentally figuring out “what’s next.” At first he noticed the physical benefits: flexibility, functional movement, muscle activation control, that served as a great complement to his weight training. But his experience came with equally as great mental benefits and a new-found state of calmness that brought a new awareness of energy. Sam started teaching yoga in 2014, and has since completed David Swenson’s 40 hour Ashtanga Primary Series Teacher Training in 2015, and is an 800 hour certified Dharma Yoga Teacher through the Dharma Yoga Center in New York. Sam's background includes extensive immersion and practice in the Dharma Vinyasa Yoga and Ashtanga Yoga systems, along with experience with the Baptiste Power Yoga practice.
Sam is excited to empower students to get curious about their bodies and minds. In his classes, students can expect the space to allow the practice (the breath and poses) to do the work. Sam is passionate about sharing his great knowledge and background into the biomechanics and functional movements that make up the foundations of the human body that extends into our everyday practice. But more importantly, he hopes to connect to each individual and help them find whatever it is they are looking for out of their practice.
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