Aaron’s journey to yoga began in 1996, when a friend showed him a few poses to help relieve stress. Since then his practice and life have evolved dramatically, as the tapestry of yoga has woven its way through his life. From losing over 50 pounds, to quitting smoking, to recovering from substance abuse, the eight limbs of yoga have been like a compass, there to guide him through various stages on his path. During this journey he has witnessed in himself and others the profound transformative effects that come from dedicating one’s body, mind and spirit to the discipline of an extensive yoga practice. He has grown in such positive ways from this practice that he feels it’s his obligation to share it with as many people as possible.
Aaron received his first vinyasa yoga teachers certificate in June 2008 from his teacher Destiny Goldsberry. He became a 200-hour Yoga Alliance certified teacher by completing the Zuda Yoga teacher training program in September 2009, and has since become an E-RYT (experienced registered yoga teacher) by teaching over 1,500 hours. Along with vinyasa, Aaron has been teaching yin yoga since 2008. In the past few years his practice has drawn him to another passion, AcroYoga, which he became certified to teach in August 2012. Aaron is also a certified massage therapist with a primary focus on Thai yoga massage, which he learned during two trips to Thailand.
The main influences for his practice, teaching style and philosophy are taken mainly from Ashtanga yoga as taught by Sri Pattabhi Jois, Power yoga as taught by Bryan Kest, Acroyoga as taught by Jenny Sauer-Klein and Jason Nemer Jivamukti yoga as taught by Sharron Gannon and David Life, Power Vinyasa as taught by Baron Baptiste, Forrest Yoga as taught by Ana Forrest and Bhakti yoga as taught by Rusty Wells. Aaron also draws inspiration from nature, music and art and loves teaching in a way that is challenging, fun and inspiring. Come to his class prepared to learn, sweat and smile.