Thomas Q. Sims is a 300-hour Certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher (2015) and 400-hour Certified Swan River Yoga Teacher (2012); in 2018, Thomas will complete his 300-hour teacher training with Mazé Yoga. He has also completed the Swan River Advanced Teacher Training (2014) and served as a Seva School facilitator and Swan School Teacher Training mentor (2016-2017). He works daily to refine his teaching skills and his personal practice through various yoga practices. He is grateful to have had many great teachers guide him along his path. He acknowledges that the True Teacher is alive within all of us and within all things, and he hopes to inspire that realization in those who come to his classes.

In Thomas’ public classes you can expect a yoga practice with asana focused on creative, flowing vinyasa and alignment exploration linked through breath, supported by verbal cues and an option for hands on assistance. The practice is supported through chanting, dedication, meditation, and relaxation. His classes are also known to have great soundtracks and a few doses of humor. Thomas presents the classical teachings of yoga in a way that they can be applied to our modern lives, and he encourages students to cultivate happiness and freedom in their own lives by offering happiness and freedom to all beings.