Steve Sampson

Steve has been practicing yoga since 2009. He originally began his asana practice as a supplement to his love of cycling, but he quickly developed a passion for the philosophy and broader practices of yoga. Steve is a 200-hour graduate of the Beryl Bender Birch's The Hard & The Soft Yoga Institute, with Sheila Magalhaes here at Heartsong Yoga. Steve is also a 300-hour graduate of the Summers School of Yin Yoga, training under the direction of Josh Summers and Terry Cockburn in the practices of yin yoga and meditation. Steve is a Certified Accessible Yoga Teacher, training under the direction of Sarah Helt.  The mission of Accessible Yoga is to enable all people and communities to experience the benefits of yoga in an inclusive, welcoming environment.  Steve also completed "Yoga for the Rest of Us" teacher training with Peggy Cappy, a program of adaptive yoga for seniors and other individuals who would benefit from a modified yoga practice.  Steve strives to blend humor and philosophy to help others experience the physical and mental wellbeing of yoga practice and mindfulness in a fun and safe environment. A life-long resident of the Pioneer Valley, Steve earned degrees in management and law from Western New England College, which he puts to use at his day job in corporate America.