After taking one of Jason's classes and enjoying the alignment-focus that was geared towards actual muscles and bones, rather than using vague, ambiguous terms about movements of the body, I joined Jason's mailing list and was pleasantly surprised to find out about his anatomy series. Completion of the course has given me more confidence and more clarity on how to instruct my private clients, who have a variety of issues including post-surgery recovery and living with scoliosis. -- Jennifer Pesce
Jason is a seasoned yoga teacher (E-RYT500), licensed massage therapist (LMT), and the founder of Anatomy Studies for Yoga Teachers (ASFYT), a 108-hour continuing education course for yoga teachers and movement professionals seeking to deeper their knowledge of musculoskeletal anatomy and the kinesiology of yoga asana. Jason is also the creator of Zenyasa® Yoga, which is a slow-paced vinyasa yoga practice that incorporates Zen meditation, anatomically informed posture sequences and a handful of functional strengthening exercises to help round out the yoga practice and cultivate musculoskeletal balance in the body.
His innovative approach to yoga asana has been influenced by his studies in various movement and contemplative practices over the past 15 years, including hatha yoga at the Integral Yoga Institute, vinyasa yoga at OM Yoga Studio, Buddhist study and practice with Thich Nhat Hanh and at Zen Mountain Monastery, and in-depth studies in musculoskeletal anatomy, kinesiology, exercise science, massage therapy and 5-element shiatsu at the Swedish Institute.
Jason offers workshops and trainings internationally, and maintains a private massage practice in Manhattan. If you'd like to contact him directly, the best way is through email.