After many years of weightlifting and martial arts training, Flo began his journey into yoga in 2015. Through his dedication from his daily personal yoga practice, Flo has found that yoga is the ideal way to build strength, improve recovery, create body awareness and control. In the end we all want to move well, feel good and be healthy, both physically and mentally.
He did his first 200 hour teacher training in Rishikesh, India in 2016 where he was certified in Hatha yoga and focused on pranayama and his spiritual growth. He continued his education with trainings all around the world. He is a registered RYT500 yoga instructor, certified in the Functional Movement System level 1 and 2, and is also a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. His personal practice is a modern form of vinyasa, where he focuses on strength building movements, arm balances, handstands and mobility as well as pranayama and meditation. A strong practice like his needs to be grounded in a strong mindfulness meditation practice. To balance the yin to his yang, he studied restorative yin yoga specializing in myofascial release. His mission is to encourage more men to step on the mat and recognize that there’s a lot more to yoga than stretching and that taking the journey inward is the most rewarding and challenging journey you can go on. You can find him on Instagram at @breatheandflow.
Flo teaches his vinyasa classes in an approachable but challenging flow with an emphasis of body control and strength building movements by utilization of the breath to carry his students through their practice. He encourages students to make this practice their own. Each one of us show up for ourselves and put in the work to make this world a better place. He is challenging the mind in strong movements and long holds while providing a safe, encouraging, and nonjudgmental environment where each individual can achieve their full potential. Knowing that the body benefits from movement while the mind benefits from stillness, he shares his philosophy of mental stillness through the fluidity of a strong practice.