Steve Galindo has been teaching Ashtanga Yoga and Ashtanga based Vinyasa Flow Yoga for over 14 years with over 2200 hours of teaching experience. As a combative martial artist, yoga provided him the grounding necessary to stay relaxed and focused during competitive fights. As a Marine Officer it provided him the ability to calmly make decisions that would affect the lives of many. As a Husband, father, friend and co-worker it allowed him to find a place of peace and steadiness in the chaos that everyone faces in modern life.
From his own experience Steve has seen and felt the power of yoga to transform lives. His practice and teaching are derived from the Asana of Sri Pattabhi Jois, the Pranayama of Om Prikash Tiwari, the Devotion of the Sivananda Advaita Vedanta, and the meditation of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Other teachers that have heavily influenced Steve are Paul Dallaghan of Yoga Thailand, David Life of Jiva Mukhti Yoga, Tim Miller and Yoga Rupa Rod Stryker.
Steve feels that the classical path of Hatha Yoga is one of healing—returning the practitioner to his truest and most balanced self. In his experience when Yoga postures are forced only frustration or injury result. When the practitioner lets the posture arise from the inside drawing on the unique intelligence at his/her source of being the asana will manifest and align naturally in a way that is therapeutic and nurturing to the individual's mind, body and spirit. Steve strives to lead his students back to a place of conscious awareness and breath where they can reconnect to this intelligence and increase the power and productivity not only of their asana, but every aspect of their lives.
To this end Steve creates a sacred space, free from ego and competition where students can safely find their own path to a healthy body, peaceful relaxation and spiritual freedom. He brings a blend of scholarly study, inspirational fun, and nurture to his classes, which are balanced between meditation, pranayama, vigorous asana and guided self-exploration.