“When you receive spiritual instruction, do not take it uncritically. Instead, burn, hammer and beat it until the bright, dignified color of gold appears to you.”
- Chogyam Trungpa
Jason is a natural teacher and author with more than 15 years of experience. His accessible, grounded classes integrate the best aspects of power yoga, anatomical precision and mindfulness teachings. With a “knack for teaching subtle body movements in a way that everyone can understand” (Yoga Journal), Jason’s articulate, down-to-earth teaching will educate and empower you.
Named “one of the teachers shaping the future of yoga,” by Yoga Journal, Jason has been one of the most in-demand teachers at conferences around the world for over a decade. Considered a “teachers-teacher,” Jason has taught on countless teacher-training faculties, leads trainings globally, and regularly presents teacher-training content at esteemed conferences. He also provides online training on Yogaglo.com.
Jason is a contributing editor for Yoga Journal Magazine where he has published over 25 articles and created their original series of practice podcasts. Jason produced 4 full-length DVD’s with Yoga Journal and has partnered with yogaglo to provide online classes. Jason’s primary teacher is Rodney Yee—who was kind enough to say, “Jason is taking the art of teaching yoga to its next level.”
When was the last time you did something for the first time?
On July 27, 2012 my daughter was born, making every other component of my life feel far less significant. It’s cliché, but watching the human condition from scratch—and experiencing love this deeply—makes every day feel new. Also, I went to a spin class recently…
What are your goals for 2016 and beyond?
To continue helping new and experienced teachers find their own voice and enhance the quality of education that they provide through online and in-person training programs.
How would you describe your first yoga experience?
Awkward, uncomfortable, unfamiliar, perfectly new and thoroughly transformational.
Who has influenced you the most in your life?
My older brother was an addict for the majority of my childhood. Fortunately, he recovered and is thriving. Growing up with the struggles that come with addiction taught me to love and accept people despite their remarkable vulnerabilities. It also gave me plenty of practice laughing in the midst of darkness and appreciating the complexities of the human condition.
What is your favourite yoga pose and why?
Right now, padmasana and padmasana variations. They’re making my sometimes creaky hips feel much better.