Scott Alfonso

yoga Teacher
After spending most of most of my working career as a chef, I came to yoga as a “last ditch effort” to get my mind and my body on track.  I had spent the better part of a decade managing chronic back pain and my headspace was a kaleidoscope of personal insecurities and false facts.
I began practicing a couple of times a week and resisted every moment.  Every posture, every opportunity for reflection, every mantra was met with suspicion and reluctance.  Yet, somehow, I persevered.  I knew behind all the noise was a resistance to change, a resistance to an alternative story, a fear of stripping away that which I had thought defined me.  Over time my asana practice became more regular and I found myself practicing off the mat as well.  Allowing myself room to breathe, room to reflect, room to simply exist in any given moment.
I decided to take the journey to train as a teacher in 2020.  Encouraged by my teachers, I surrendered to the experience, explored further depths of the practice and philosophy and found myself with an ever growing appreciation for what this practice has to offer.  I offer a strong physical practice with a gentle interweaving of philosophical reflection.  I seek to help students better understand their bodies as an avenue to better understand their higher selves.