Joe, currently an RYT-200 instructor, began practicing Yoga in late 2014 as a way to deal with stress and negative emotions as a result of the culmination of several traumatic events in his life. Not only did yoga prove to be an outlet for the release of these hard feelings, but he was quick to recognize the other benefits as well; better sleep, better cardiovascular function, more energy & endurance, clarity of thought, and tremendous increases in strength and flexibility, of both mind and body - all of which he is looking to share with his students.
While he has completed over 400 hours of training already, the most recent of which was the 200hr YTT program offered by Dr. Tiffany Denny, PhD PT & E-RYT 500 at 3Tree Yoga, and has attended at this point countless workshops, it is his own daily practice which he claims to have learned the most from, "Practicing mindfulness and daily asana of some sort puts you in touch with your body and inner self in a way not easily achieved by other means. You come to know yourself and your capabilities on a much more profound level, both on and off your mat."
Focusing on alignment-based postures with specific attention to core-strength & development, Joe teaches a mix of classical hatha/ashtanga & Forrest Yoga, characterized by slow methodical movements intended to lengthen, strengthen, and re-train the body so that students become more physically functional and capable in their everyday lives.
Joe is currently an apprentice to Brynne Byrne, E-RYT 500 and 1,000 hour Yoga Therapist, for the 2017-2018 200hr YTT programs, as he works towards his own 500hr certification.
You can catch Joe at 6am on Thursdays at Elemental for the Early-Riser Ashtanga class and on Wednesday nights at 7pm for Broga, or otherwise taking classes at Elemental or other studios around Fort Worth; he practices daily & loves cats.