Edson is Senior Teacher in Yoga Alliance Professionals, E-RYT500 and is Founder of Yin Yang Vinyasa Yoga School. He was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and has been a Yoga instructor for more than 17 years. His first contact with Hatha Yoga was in 1999 and since then, he has dedicated his life to studying Yoga and Meditation. During this time he has studied many different methods, including Rocket, Tripsishore, Mandala Vinyasa and Yin Yoga. He has also been receiving the teachings of his master Lama Norden Tsenring Lepsha in meditation and budhist philosophy. In his background he includes a broad experience with martial arts – he’s a black-belt in Taekwondo, Kickboxing and Muay-Thai. He also had practiced Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for more than 10 years. His personal experience also includes pilgrinations to the Hymalaians, Sikkin and India, with direct initiations from H.H Dalai Lama and H.H Karmapa. In fact, it was the exactly this combination of fighting and meditating that brought him to Yoga the first place: he needed to improve the mind and body of a fighter to the long Zen-Budhist retreats.