RYT 200 Sam first came to Kusum Institute (Saco River Yoga) in the summer of 2013 upon completing an undergraduate degree in exercise science. He was caught in a transition period that took its toll mentally figuring out “what's next.” In this search, he connected with Penny, who shared her journey and extended her invitation to the studio. At first it was the physical benefits: flexibility, functional movement, muscle activation control, that served as a great complement to his weight training. But his experiences quickly came with equally as great mental benefits and a new-found state of calmness that brought a new awareness of energy. So as soon as he learned about the 200 hour Teacher Training Program at Saco River Yoga with Penny, he knew it was perfect timing. He is excited to help others find a similar connection, may that be physically, mentally, emotionally and/or spiritually. He hopes to bring 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 most out of their practice.