Jerrod is a very knowledgeable teacher. He customizes each class on the fly according to what the students in the class need. He provides options and modifications to meet the needs of each student. As a fellow teacher, I can say this is much more difficult than coming with a class that was prepared in advance without knowing your audience/what specific issues they are dealing with. Yin Yoga is very challenging for some students because it requires the student to slow down and hold poses longer. In a world that is always moving, finding stillness can be difficult. There are so many benefits for the mind and body when we slow down. We have become human do-ings rather than human beings. I have found much personal benefit to learning how to just be. Highly recommend Jerrod, Yin Yoga and the Yoga Center of Steamboat.
It is my intention as a yoga teacher to create and hold a safe space for students that encourages self exploration and growth. Primary modalities include meditation, yoga nidra, restorative yoga and yin, with emphasis placed on elasticity and the mindbody.
Having grown up with epilepsy and experiencing multiple grand mal seizures has created a heightened sense of awareness of my central nervous system. Additionally, in ‘20-’21, I worked through a full-recovery from Guillain-Barré Syndrome. This rare autoimmune disorder causes ascending paralysis from the autoimmune system creating antibodies and mistakenly attacking its own peripheral nervous system. These experiences have significantly expanded my yoga practice with intense focus on the regulation of the nervous system and healing.
My asana, meditation and pranayama practices have allowed myself to complete olympic distance triathlons (1.5km swim, 40km bike and 10km run) and also play ice hockey competitively for three decades.