For Rob Beilfus, yoga is more than an activity or hobby that he fell into somewhere along the way and practices every once in a while.
Rob’s journey from neophyte to teacher these past few years has been one of life-altering enlightenment. Yoga has literally changed the way he lives, facilitating a happier and more productive life. That’s why his passion is so immediately apparent to his students.
For years Rob suffered from a herniated disc and debilitating sciatica. Forget vigorous exercise – he had trouble even walking short distances.
Traditional medicine and therapy had little effect, and Rob was resigned to the idea that he would just have to deal with the chronic pain and discomfort that prevented him from enjoying the simplest of pleasures.
Then, during his job at a New York stationary store, a yoga instructor named Kristin McGee walked in and they struck up a conversation. He’d heard advice from all sorts of people over the years, but that day he took a leap of faith. Eventually he enrolled in all of her classes and was studying yoga and Pilates virtually every day.
The results were immediate – he felt better, lost 60 pounds without altering his diet, and realized the power of yoga when it’s fully incorporated into his daily routine.
His journey of discovery continues today, but now it’s to the benefit of anyone who wants to learn from someone who knows how difficult that first step can be. Rob hopes to inspire those who fear yoga is too hard . . . to help them realize that yoga is a journey taken one day at a time.
With his experience combined with his psychology background which includes an MA from The New School for Social Research, Rob is uniquely suited to help people integrate yoga into their lives.
He practices Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Power Yoga, and is certified through Faith Hunter’s embrace your flow™ YTT.
With his knowledge and passion, he has the ability to teach and inspire students no matter where they are on their personal journeys with yoga.