Yoga has been a part of Rodger’s life for about 20 years. His yoga practice has helped him stay young and healthy and to be strong yet flexible, in both body and mind. It has also helped him recover from lots of injuries over the years, including having his knee broken into eight pieces in a bicycle automobile accident. Yoga was what amazingly healed the use of Rodger’s knee to be 99 percent like new. Yoga inspires Rodger to live each moment in the present, teaches him to be mindful and reminds him to always to be very thankful.
Rodger completed his Vinyasa flow teacher training at Flow Yoga Center in Washington, D.C. He will always be a student of yoga and is deeply grateful for all the wisdom his teachers have shared. In his classes, Rodger loves to combine creative and purposeful flow sequencing with lots of unique posture variations, while giving plenty of inspiration to help students deepen their own yoga practice. He seeks to teach health and fitness in both body and mind, and to teach ways to move and flow with grace and mindfulness. Rodger’s hope is that his students will always step off the mat after class feeling renewed in body, mind and soul.
What is your favorite form of mind body movement or lesson you teach, and why?
Low yogic squat to crane arm balance (malasana to bakasana). Both are challenging yet acceptable with persistent practice.
What is your favorite song or type of music you listen to when teaching?
“Imagine,” by John Lennon.
What inspires you?
Sharing the path of yoga with others.
What is a quote or mantra that you live by?
“Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.” ~Dalai Lama
What is your haven?
Going on a long mountain bike ride with friends.
The ideal mix of support and mobility to train strength, balance, endurance, coordination and core stability all at once using your body weight with suspension straps. This class will also fuse movements from other modalities such as yoga, barre, and Pilates.