Zander found Vinyasa Yoga exactly when he needed it. Several years of working in homeless shelters and a variety of unhealthy daily habits had left him depleted and merely aiming to get through another day. Yoga was part of a reboot plan to ‘live without dead time’ and after just one Vinyasa class he committed to a daily practice.
Zander’s approach to Yoga integrated a long-standing connection to Vajrayana Buddhism, radical environmentalism and a background in the philosophy of mind and psychiatry. Zander’s Master of Arts degree in philosophy explored the same perennial questions that surface in Yoga; the nature of identity, consciousness and mental well-being. This has led Zander to approach Yoga as a process of creating space in both the mind and body by helping us first discover and then unravel our patterns of habitual tension.
Personally, Yoga has helped Zander rediscover the natural joy of the being, and re-enchanted his experience of the world. Today he sees the practice as both as a celebratory, dancing expression of our embodiment, and as a system to surface our inherent wakefulness.
What should students expect from your class? In Zander's classes expect a powerful and playful practice, with creative flowing sequences and opportunities for inversions and arm balances. Classes are inspired by the lineage of Sri T. Krishnamacharya, as well as the numerous teachers Zander has been fortunate enough to meet along the way.
Training Certifications: 200HR RYT