This post is designed for two types of readers. Strength athletes — men and women that want to do yoga to gain range of motion and flexibility. It’s a wake-up call to all those bendy, skinny yoga teachers who struggle working with strength athletes. For my fellow yoga teachers, I’ll warn you that some of comments in this post will be a shock to you. I know you don’t have many people like me in your classes, and you should be wondering why. This post is all about the #blindprejudice some yoga teachers have against strength athletes and powerlifters.
Paul on Yoga. Through my practice of Yoga, I have mastered techniques like the handstand and forearms balances. Yoga has brought me strength that I could never develop from weight lifting alone. When I teach private yoga, I customize the lesson to the individual. Unlike other teachers who force you to conform to their program, we write a program designed for you.
One-on-one sessions allow us to craft the yoga flows and asanas to your unique goals and improve your weaknesses. Build range of motion, balances, and dramatically improve recovery with our private yoga sessions. We offer customized sessions based on Ashtanga, Bikram, Hatha, Rocket, Iyengar, Yin, and Animal Flow.
I enjoy teaching and practicing: Bikram Yoga, Rocket Yoga, Astanga Yoga, and Hatha Yoga. These are some of the latest asanas and poses I have been practicing. Through yoga, I have vastly improved my strength, lost weight, and drastically improved my flexibility. I especially love teaching inversions, arm balances, and handstands.
The Coffee: Sand & Steel’s Signature Reusable Tumbler filled Starbucks Winter Blend Coffee.
The Yoga: Light up your Yoga Practice with Paul’s Fireflow Yoga. Fireflow unique design makes it approachable to beginners, while retaining many of the challenges of the Astanga & Rocket Sequences. Learn to float, stretch, and sweat as Paul turns up the heat in Fireflow.
Master the 88 base poses of yoga. Each base pose in yoga has 10-20 variations. We systematically find the best variation for you during the alignment yoga class. Each class features 15 unique poses that teach and modify for you. Once you know your variation of each pose, we flow the poses together into an individual crafted yoga vinyasa. Alignment 88 is uniquely designed to be challenging even for certified yoga teachers, while still being approachable to the absolute beginner.
Practicing yoga is a deeply intimate, personal experience, which is why many people choose to start a home practice. This is where you get to be one with your body. It’s a place to move into the breath and release tension in the muscles that so easily gather throughout your days. To really let go, though, you need a little help from someone else; you need a yoga adjustment.