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 the eight limbed path of Ashtanga yoga. Steve is a 200-hour graduate of the Give Back Yoga Foundation’s teacher training program, The Hard & The Soft, with Beryl Bender Birch and Sheila Magalhaes of Heartsong Yoga Center in East Longmeadow, MA. 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 is currently training in yin yoga and meditation with Josh Summers, working towards a 300-hour certification through the Summers School of Yin Yoga. 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.