RAYMOND SMITH

Teacher / RYT-200
Yin Yoga, Hot Yin Vinyasa, Power Yoga

ay came to yoga through the backdoor of eastern philosophy. His studies with Buddhist Nun Jasheen Shefo in south Florida and Swami Thittanava in Orlando became the foundation for his foray into asana practice. In Charlotte, NC, he studied and practiced the Baptiste methodology at Yoga One for six years. He continued his studies and practice in Charleston, SC until an injury kept him off the power yoga mat. During his recovery, he practiced meditation and pranayama and was introduced to the work of Paul Grilley and Yin Yoga. The transformative healing power of the Yin practice was instrumental in his rehabilitation. In addition to teaching and practicing Yin Yoga, Ray studies the Tao Te Ching