Sam Shouse discovered yoga in 2005, as a way to promote physical and spiritual balance. An Electrical Engineer by profession and an adventurer at heart, Sam’s yoga practice took on a new sense of urgency, after a serious skydiving accident. Initially a tool of rehabilitation, yoga eventually became a way of life. Under the mentorship of his first yoga teacher, Dana Long, he was encouraged to consider Yoga Teacher Training. This led Sam to study under Akasha Ellis, who trained him in the styles of Ashtanga and Kundalini Yoga, receiving a 200 RYT certification (Yoga Alliance) in 2009.
Since his certification, Sam has developed his practice under noted yoga teachers Laura Tyree, David Williams, Doug Keller, Sean Tebor, Bryan Kest, and Wade Morrisette.
Sam incorporates Ashtanga Yoga or a modified style including elements of Ashtanga, Kundalini, and Vinyasa Flow Yoga into his practice. The practice, incorporating rhythmic breathing in coordination with challenging postures in a flowing style, heats and invigorates the body; resulting in a lighter, stronger body and a clearer, more peaceful mind. Consistent practice develops a meditative awareness of the mind/body connection. Sam hopes to help others explore this intensely physical practice and lead healthier, happier, and holier lives.