DEAN HOLLINGSWORTH

Dean stumbled into his first yoga class just as he was sobering up after a decade-long heroin addiction. He didn’t stay clean then, and he didn’t maintain his practice. However, the seed was planted, and it has always been synonymous with him getting his life together. Initially, he just loved the way it made him feel. He loved discovering new possibilities. He loved overcoming adversity with dedication to his practice. He needed the discipline approach of consistency in his life. He loves the sound of breathing in the room, the smell of work being done, and the absence of distracting noises. He loves that he was developing a regular time to get to know himself in this new way. He loved the quiet, content state of mind that a good practice leaves him with. He loves the compassion that he feels for others as a result of being more in tune with himself.

 

He decided that he wanted to share the practice with others who were suffering from addiction issues, and this began the journey of holding space. Along the way, he found ashtanga to be the practice most therapeutic for him. He decided early on that he wanted to learn directly from the source, so he embarked on the first of many trips to Mysore, India to study with his teacher-to-be, Sharath Jois.

In 2016, he received the first of his teacher’s blessings. In 2018, he was honored with is teacher’s trust once again. This time in the form of Level II Authorization.

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DEAN HOLLINGSWORTH

Dean stumbled into his first yoga class just as he was sobering up after a decade-long heroin addiction. He didn’t stay clean then, and he didn’t maintain his practice. However, the seed was planted, and it has always been synonymous with him getting his life together. Initially, he just loved the way it made him feel. He loved discovering new possibilities. He loved overcoming adversity with dedication to his practice. He needed the discipline approach of consistency in his life. He loves the sound of breathing in the room, the smell of work being done, and the absence of distracting noises. He loves that he was developing a regular time to get to know himself in this new way. He loved the quiet, content state of mind that a good practice leaves him with. He loves the compassion that he feels for others as a result of being more in tune with himself.

He decided that he wanted to share the practice with others who were suffering from addiction issues, and this began the journey of holding space. Along the way, he found ashtanga to be the practice most therapeutic for him. He decided early on that he wanted to learn directly from the source, so he embarked on the first of many trips to Mysore, India to study with his teacher-to-be, Sharath Jois.

In 2016, he received the first of his teacher’s blessings. In 2018, he was honored with is teacher’s trust once again. This time in the form of Level II Authorization.

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