Tom first started practicing yoga in 1999 and began his yoga training in 2002. He attended yoga conferences with his wife Cheryl where his appreciation for the benefits of yoga blossomed. Tom had always participated in sports and quickly found the practice of yoga improved his body’s ability to perform. In 2003 he completed Doug Swenson’s teacher training program and started teaching in 2004.
Tom met Jenny Otto while attending a yoga retreat in Italy in 2004 and completed therapeutic yoga teacher training with her in July, 2005. Therapeutic yoga provided the tie between the practice of yoga and what was happening in the student’s body. Therapeutic yoga has been a major influence in Tom’s teaching providing relief and guidance to the student by addressing their physical needs.
Tom has attended multiple workshops with Doug Keller, Judith Hanson Lasater, Angela Farmer and Victor van Kooten. His wish is to help guide others to be able to experience the focus, peace and relaxation he has found through the practice and teaching of yoga.