Yoga Garden SF welcomes three new yoga instructors: Jason Bowman, Adam Ayers, and Dustin McCallister. Read on to learn about the latest additions to our staff.
Hailing from Boulder Colorado, Jason Bowman began the journey of yoga while studying audio engineering at the University of Colorado. Always drawn to the meeting point between art and technology, yoga was an intuitive avenue to explore their union. His practice and teaching have been greatly influenced by Ashtanga Yoga as he’s learned it from Richard Freeman and Vipassana Meditation as he’s learned it from SN Goekna. Additionally, Maty Ezraty’s Teacher’s Intensive and Mysore guidance have continued to fuel his love for alignment and detail. The impression that both she and Freeman have left on Jason can be felt in his strong ability to teach the physical practice alongside the philosophical with insight and character.
Jason is registered at the ERYT200 level. His classes encourage a personal examination of the space between theory and direct experience and his love for the practice shines through in his ability to teach with a concrete yet creative voice. Jason has a knack for breaking down poses with a keen eye for detail. His classes are consistently fun and challenging while always in tune with the underlying philosophical inquiry that makes the practice so beautiful.
Adam Ayers, E-RYT is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with the National Yoga Alliance and a Certified Relax and Renew Trainerâ„¢. He began teaching yoga in 2001 shortly after his introduction to the practice at age 19. Since then, Adam has taught throughout the United States in various venues, from well-appointed spas, corporate settings, AIDS organizations and teacher trainings. His diverse background of study with leading teachers Francois Raoult, Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.D, PT, Desiree Rumbaugh and Martin Kirk yields a unique approach to teaching yoga. Adam emphasizes a playful exploration of postural alignment as it pertains to the practice of breathing, meditation and rest. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and continues learning with Donald Moyer of the Berkeley Yoga Room, Richard Rosen of Piedmont Yoga Studio, and is an assistant to and dedicated student of Judith Hanson Lasater.
Dustin came to yoga after more than a decade of studying Chinese martial arts. He was originally attracted to the raw athleticism of the practice. Dustin loves yoga as exploration-as a way to understand the relationships between the body, mind, and perceived experience.
Dustin’s primary teachers passed along a strong commitment to alignment. He likes to build classes by layers, adding on detail so students can access their bodies safely. Dustin ensures that students with a wide range of physical abilities and experience levels work satisfyingly and appropriately to realize the benefits of their practice.