Jack started practicing yoga in 2007 as way to decompress from a stressful job in high tech and stay in shape between taking various outdoor gorge sessions. He began his practice at Flow Yoga studio in Hood River. He soon realized that the static poses were too restrictive and made his way to a Vinyasa Flow class. After taking Bikram classes for a while he transitioned his way to a Vinyasa Flow class where he enjoyed the continuous movement.
That style resonated with him and a few years later he found “yoga mecca” when some classes at Yoga Samadhi and Flow offered Journey into Power (JIP), a style developed by Baron Baptiste and sometimes taught in a 90-95 degree studio. This practice takes its inspiration from Ashtanga, Bikram and Iyengar styles of yoga. Jack has been studying to improve his practice and knowledge of yoga ever since by taking various courses from the Baptiste Institute and Baptiste Affiliated studios.
He recently completed his 200 hour teacher training at Namaspa Yoga School in Bend. Before that he took Level 1and Personal Revolution from Baron Baptiste in Sedona and Tulum. In Tulum, he didn’t practice hot yoga, he practiced yoga, and it was hot!
Most of all in this journey, Jack realizes the importance of yoga not only as a physical practice (asana) but what it offers through meditation and inquiry. His class will offer his students a vigorous practice, but allow for modifications and suggested alignment to make this practice accessible to everyone who is willing to go on this satisfying and invigorating journey. He looks forward to seeing you in class soon!