Jason Gillenwater teaches an athletic but compassionate class in the Vinyasa Flow style, heavily influenced by his teacher Shiva Rea’s Prana Flow philosophy.
In Jason’s words: “I began practicing yoga in 2001 in an effort to alleviate the chronic back pain I suffered from working at a professional saxophonist. What was initially a physical, results-oriented practice soon became much more than that, and now yoga is a pillar in my life. I have spent the past ten years practicing, and learning about, yoga as much as possible, and I love sharing what I have learned with my students.
Over the years I have studied various styles of yoga, including Prana Flow, Jivamukti, Anusara, Forrest, Kula Yoga (New York City), Ashtanga and Iyengar. While I teach predominantly in the vinyasa flow style, I find that elements from each of these traditions form the foundation of my classes.
My emphasis on creative, intelligent sequencing and proper alignment allows me to adapt my classes from everyone from beginners to seasoned practitioners. I always offer and encourage modifications, with the understanding that all students have strengths and areas to be developed. I work to enable each student to personally benefit from the practice.”