From my first class, Gary took the time to understand the pain and limitations imposed by some severe injuries. He developed alternative ways for me to do the classic yoga poses so that I was able to reap their benefits. He explained how the poses should feel, sharpening my internal focus and awareness. As I progressed his instructions became more specific, and my focus became finer.
I got stronger, more flexible, and the pain disappeared!
The practice of focusing – passing through the mind-chatter to concentrate on the feel and effect – has begun to shift my perceptions. “I can’t do it that way” is becoming “this is the way I can do it”!Former obstacles have become guides. And I find the physical poses have become the ground from which a larger awareness is growing. He also teaches how to apply yoga philosophy to everyday life.
I could say that Gary is patience itself – teaching the classic yoga poses and ensuring that correct sequence and alignment protect his students from injuries and maximize the benefits. I recommend him without reservation!