About Alexander Smith


Alexander Smith is a yoga teacher, writer, and musician living in Brooklyn, NY. 

"I help people energize their bodies, feel good about where they work, and sharpen their minds."

 

Alexander Smith began his journey in music and Eastern philosophy in the same year. At age six he began playing classical piano and learning kenpo karate with Don Culp. Inspired by Culp's inclusion of percussive rhythm into the martial art, he picked up drumming in his early teens and went on to receive his B.A. in Music from Occidental College in Los Angeles with studies in composition, music theory, ethnomusicology, and conducting. He has performed with many groups including jazz bands, a drumline, blues bands, and several rock bands. Alexander is available for drum lessons, sessions and gigs.

After more than twelve years of martial arts study, earning second-degree brown belt and having a high school wrestling career, Alexander first experienced yoga in 2008. Along with the practice of yoga, he dove into meditation and joined the Buddhist Meditation Group at Occidental College. Upon graduation he continued his meditation study at the Shambhala Center in Eagle Rock completing the 150-hour Way of Shambhala meditation training course. In 2010 he led 150 office workers  in Los Angeles in a meditation and mindfulness workshop. After relocating to Portland, OR, Alexander dove headfirst into Vinyasa yoga practice where he volunteered at the Lotus Seed studio

When he moved to New York in late 2011, he kept studying yoga under Vinyasa flow expert Jeffrey Taylor. In the fall of 2013, he began his 200-hour Yoga Alliance affiliated teacher training under Ella Luckett at Jai Yoga Arts in Bushwick, Brooklyn. His training focused on Vinyasa flow yoga specializing in breath/body connection and mindful meditation.

Alexander Smith is available for corporate yoga arrangements, group yoga classes, and private at-home yoga sessions.

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You may contact Alexander Smith at alexandersmithyoga@gmail.com