Troy is a 500 Hour Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (500 E-RYT) through the Yoga Alliance. He has attended many teacher trainings to achieve this certification, including a 200 Hour Interdisciplinary Yoga teacher training which explored many styles of yoga and 100 Hour Trainings including Yoga Massage, Hot Power Fusion, Yoga Sculpt, Children's Yoga and Inner Quest of the Yoga Educator. In 2010 he also hosted Fashion One's Model Yoga. He is currently based on the island of Oahu in Hawaii and has traveled and taught yoga to adults and children in many locations outside the U.S., including Costa Rica, Norway, and Thailand. Yogi Troy is also trained in Tai Chi Chuan, Reiki, and CranioSacral Therapy. He teaches a variety of beginner to advanced level classes. He loves to design his classes based on the yogis and yoginis who show up 'that' day for 'that' class. They have made a choice to be on their mat for a reason so he tries to cover a wide range of postures with a combination of quicker and slower movements. He likes to allow the yoga practitioners in his classes the time and place to really be in 'their' yoga and to create the space for their yoga experience.
Yoga found Troy when he was at a crossroads in his life and career working as a project manager and engineer on bridge and highway projects throughout the U.S. He decided to take a break from his career to travel, learn more about yoga and deepen his yoga practice. This decision has led Troy to thousands of hours teaching and training in many amazing places around the world. He is passionate about empowering students and helping them to find a yoga practice that is suitable for them. Yogi Troy is grateful to all of the teachers and students he has encountered on his journey and looks forward to many more.
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