Enhance Your Life with Ashtanga Yoga
Magics in the Method
With over 30 years experience, 25 years practicing Ashtanga, over 20 Years teaching Ashtanga, an authorized Level 2 Ashtanga Instructor, Stan brings you Ashtanga Works.
Stan began a dedicated Ashtanga practice in 1998 with his first teacher Beryl Bender Birch who helped Stan develop the basis of his practice and teaching today. Stan also received a 1000 Hour Teaching Certification by Beryl's school The Hard & The Soft Yoga Institute. He had the great opportunity to assist and travel with Beryl on her workshops and trainings nationally and internationally for several years. Stan is also a e-RYT 500 and YACEP provider for Yoga Alliance.
Stan eventually went to the source in Mysore India in 2003 and 2004 to study with Pattabhi Jois. Since then, he has made seven more trips to Mysore to study with Sharath Jois including the summer of 2016 Stan completed a two month teachers course in Mysore with Sharath. His practice and teaching has also been greatly influenced by his studies with David Swenson, Eddie Stern and Aliya Wise.
In addition to his work as a yoga teacher, Stan’s education includes intensive coursework with special needs children through the Son-Rise Program at The Autism Treatment Center of America. Formerly licensed as a massage therapist, he has extensive knowledge in eastern and western philosophies and practices in anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, myology, and neurology. Stan has served on the board of directors of several not-for-profits including Odanadi and The Give Back Yoga Foundation for empowering individuals through the gift of yoga. He also works closely with Operation Shanti in Mysore and Stan is a Yoga Gives Back ambassador helping to raise funding for their programs.
An avid extreme sports enthusiast, Stan loves a good challenge, especially when snowboarding or skateboarding. Stan has been featured in numerous magazines including Fitness, More and Organic Spa.
He is the co-founder of Kaia Yoga studios from 2006-2018. He continues to live in Connecticut teaching Private Yoga and Mysore Programs in Greenwich, CT and the surrounding Fairfield and Westchester Counties.
Stan is also available for privates yoga sessions if desired, in-person or online.