Benjamin recovered from two herniated discs, five knee surgeries and the traumatic suicide of a loved one through consistent yoga practice. A perpetual student and thusly a deeply knowledgeable teacher, Benjamin is an international mentor recently dubbed a “master” by Yoga Journal. He is often featured in the media for his reflections on yoga in the modern world. In 2007, Benjamin founded LUXYOGA, a wellness and lifestyle experience in the South of France repeatedly named the world’s premier yoga retreat. Benjamin leads seminars worldwide, facilitates teacher development and will lead his next teacher training February 2017 in Huntington Beach, CA.
Benjamin has studied with the masters to earn multiple certifications across diverse systems. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from UCLA, staffed the Bikram Yoga College of India Teacher Training after receiving his certification, completed the Dharma Mittra Yoga 500 hour Training, two Forrest Yoga Advanced Trainings, and continues his studies with Abbie Galvin as well as in Ayurveda, anatomy, bodywork, and energy healing. He believes that to teach yoga is to extend physical empathy beyond one’s own body and now travels the world inspired to help students practice yoga in healing way. His therapeutic teaching style helps real people live better through yoga. Benjamin’s ability to connect the poses to your body and the practice to your life in a practical and poetic way empowers students to appreciate the present and develop an action plan to progress. He recognizes that the students do their own work and hopes to help them stay safe and enjoy the process.
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