edward jones felt the benefits of yoga immediately. his sister brought him to his first class in 2001 and he was hooked by a new way of relating to his body that was powerful, precise, and fun. the ongoing practice of getting to know himself brought edward back to the mat day after day and eventually the notion of sharing this incredible system emerged. in 2005, edward completed om yoga teacher training with jennifer brilliant and began teaching at om the same month. an interest in dealing with anxiety and depression led him to study with judith laseter and become certified in restorative yoga. edward realized that all of his favorite yoga teachers had a firm rooting in knowledge of the body, so in 2010, edward took leslie kaminoff’s year-long and rewarding yoga anatomy and anatomy & breath clinic. a deepening interest in buddhist studies then led edward to become a trained meditation teacher under the exceptional guidance of david nichtern and cyndi lee. the privilege of being a teacher and teacher trainer at om yoga center has been immensely satisfying. edward is excited and grateful for the opportunity to embark on a new journey in the form of now yoga at the shala.