500 ryt, certified massage therapist
Jean's in-depth study of Yoga started in 2005 at the Yoga Room in Encinitas. It is there that he began to teach yet it wasn't until 2009 that he began to teach on a more consistent basis in studios throughout North Country. He has worked as a Massage Therapist since 2010 and is currently attending Acupuncture school. Jean has had the privilege of studying under the tutelage of Sherry Schreck, Pandid Raj Kumar Vajpayee Yogacharya (Varanasi), Carolyn Belko, Tim Miller, Timo Jimenez, Richard Freeman (2014 month long teacher's intensive) and his life mentor, Thomas Parker. In his classes he examines the inward subtleties of proper Ujjayi Pranayama (breath) and it's application to an Asana practice (yogic postures) that utilizes props to maximize outward alignment and pranic (energetic) integrity. Jean has been greatly influenced by both Ashtanga and Iyengar systems and is primarily concerned with the meditative states of awareness that a transformative practice can reveal to us.