Eduardo G Guedez

Eduardo has been practicing Hatha yoga since 1994, teaching since 2007, and co-leading the 200-hour CY teacher training since 2017. He's a registered yoga teacher at the E-RYT 500 level and YACEP. Initiated into the Sri Vidya lineage of Swami Rama of the Himalayas, he's most inspired by his master teachers Pandit Rajmani Tigunait and Yogarupa Rod Stryker (ParaYoga®). His teaching approach is grounded in the biomechanics of alignment, functional movement, and yoga philosophy as they apply to the current challenges of modern living. Eduardo holds a Master's degree in Computer Science from George Mason University and recently retired from Corporate IT after a 30 year career. Eduardo is co-owner and executive director of StoneSong Awareness & Nature Center where he leads retreats that integrate yoga, meditation, and forest stewardship in the Allegany mountains of Western Maryland.

What to expect in class
I design my classes with the typical urban dwellers in mind, those who spend hours at a time sitting at their desk, commuting, as well as those who have other fitness interests like running, cycling…or mowing the lawn and shoveling snow. They are already highly stimulated by work, family, and city living and look for a combination of physical, mental and emotional wellness within a welcoming community of people.

In classes, I fully integrate the three key practices of classical yoga: a) physical postures and transitions, b) breathing techniques (pranayama), and c) guided meditations, to break habitual patterns of thinking and posture, and to improve your strength, flexibility, balance, and equanimity.

You’ll hear me talk about functional movement, range of motion, and mechanics in a way that your long forgotten ninth grade math will finally make sense in your bones and joints.

Every week we cultivate a felt-sense of alignment, efficacy of movement , mental ease, and that sweet spot known as the “sacred pause” where we draw from our inherent intelligence and exercise our ability to skillfully respond non-reactively to whatever comes up at work, at home…and in life.