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Jason Gillenwater teaches an athletic but compassionate class in the Vinyasa Flow style, heavily influenced by his teacher Shiva Rea’s Prana Flow philosophy. Jason began practicing yoga in 2001 in an effort to alleviate chronic back pain he suffered from working as a professional saxophonist. What was initially a physical, results-oriented practice, soon became much more than that, and now yoga is a pillar in his life. He has spent the past ten years practicing, and learning about, yoga as much as possible, and loves sharing what he has learned with his students.
Over the years Jason has studied various styles of yoga, including Prana Flow, Jivamukti, Anusara, Forrest, Kula Yoga (New York City), Ashtanga and Iyengar. While he teaches predominantly in the vinyasa flow style, he finds elements from each of these traditions form the foundation of his classes.
Jason’s emphasis on creative, intelligent sequencing and proper alignment allows him to adapt his classes from everyone from beginners to seasoned practitioners. He always offers and encourage modifications, with the understanding that all students have strengths and areas to be developed. Jason works to enable each student to personally benefit from the practice.