Steven grew up in Austin and began his yoga journey practicing Ashtanga Yoga in 2006. He practiced Ashtanga exclusively for over 8 years before he branched out and fell in love with Vinyasa and Hot Flow styles of Yoga. Steven carries over Ashtanga's strong breath focus (Ujjayi) and slow, mindful movement into his powerful, flowing vinyasa classes. He also loves studying the philosophical elements of the yogic traditions and bringing a rich variety of teachings into his classes. Steven loves practicing yoga with new students and advanced practitioners alike. He finds a deep connection through the practice, and experiences yoga as a fountain of vitality and joy, peace and contentment with a focus on balancing strength and ease. Steven's classes will offer you the opportunity to work hard and keep yourself safe at same time. In the words of his teacher, Judith Lasater, "Yoga is not about touching your toes, it's about what you learn on the way down." Credentials: 200 Hour Hatha Flow, 500 Hour Advanced Yoga Teaching Certification, Ashtanga Yoga, ,Restorative Yoga, Adaptive Yoga, Children's Yoga