Born in 1964, Bryan Kest has been practicing yoga since 1979, starting when he was 14 years old.
He initially studied in Hawaii with David Williams, the first person to bring Ashtanga yoga to America. He then studied in India with K. Pattabhi Jois, the main proponent of Ashtanga yoga.
Bryan Kest has been teaching yoga since 1985. "My primary objective", says Kest, "besides turning more and more people on to a healthier, more peaceful lifestyle that continually challenges them to grow, is to teach a system of exercise that fully integrates the body, mind, and spirit.
The new trend towards yoga is not surprising, given that the body is limited and the mind is limitless. The combination of body and mind creates an incredibly broad range of fulfillment, including top physical condition and a calm, peaceful, clear mind."
I've been practicing yoga since 1979. I started in Hawaii that year with David Williams and Brad Ramsey in the 2nd ashtanga yoga class in the world outside of India. The 1st ashtanga class was another class David Williams started in Encinitas, CA that he disbanded to move to Hawaii (Maui) where I was living and attending his and Brad's class. This was a great intro to yoga. It seems like the flower children of the 60's had opened some spiritual doors for western culture and David & Brad and all the people we were hanging out with (all at least 15 years my senior) were all looking to explore the yoga a little deeper. We were all experimenting with something very new.
Classes with Bryan
A little of everything and a lot of nothing
Wed, 12/02/20 - A class emphasis on touching a lot yet emphasizing nothing (besides breath). A strong initial warmup followed...
Monday “crunge” day
Mon, 11/30/20 - Light warmups lead to a challenging upper body strengthening sequence followed by lower and mid-body strengthening sequence...
The law of attraction
Sun, 11/29/20 - This is a yin based class that moves us beyond yin into yang. I call this yin-between....
Light post holiday flow
Fri, 11/27/20 - A very gentle yet thorough flow. Nothing too strong yet a constant and tangible flow. A little...