Louis Jackson

Yoga Instructor

A masterful yogi since 1995, Louis is also a "renaissance man" energized by creative ideas and beaming with character and charisma. A thinker, solo-performance artist, and Stanford graduate of history, Louis describes himself as a modern Hatha Yogi who weds biomechanics with tradition to mine the jewels of this ancient craft. Staying connected to the north, east, and south Indian Yogis he traces his roots to, Louis offers a new model for how to build an intellectual and physical foundation. His goal is to inspire a deep curiosity in movement, the art of concentration, breathing mechanics, and our 6th sense of proprioception which he feels (pun intended) all yogis must master.  Louis follows a calling to continue studying the historical and cultural nuances of the terms “yoga” and “yogi” to update old practices for the new millennium practitioner; practices that are often misinterpreted by, lost amidst, or unnecessarily in tension with modern fitness, atheism, and science.  Building on 21 years of personal study, Louis integrates three great  mentors in the laboratory of his classroom: Senior Iyengar Instructor Ben Thomas, Master Hatha Yogi Anirudh Shastri, and Yoga Tune Up Creator Jill Miller who taught Louis that if you "free your behind, the mind will follow" (adapted from sage George Clinton).