Jeffrey Woods

Instructor Jeffrey WoodsAfter studying Philosophy and Religious Studies at Stanford University, I came to Boston for graduate school in 2006, studying comparative religious ethics at Harvard Divinity School.  My studies at Stanford and Harvard were the academic culmination of several years of exploration into questions that had burned in my heart for as long as I can remember–first and foremost, what is a well-lived human life, and can we (if so, how do we) change to become better?

While my academic studies were fruitful and meaningful, I found more fundamentally transformational experiences through the meditation and yoga practices I started while at Harvard.  After graduating, I began teaching yoga and meditation and have been teaching for the past 8 years. I am a certified yoga teacher through Yoga Alliance and I took my 200-hour Vinyasa Yoga.  I teach a vinyasa yoga class that is both challenging and precise without producing burnout or being tedious; class that deepens both global mindfulness and focused awareness of what’s happening inside you; and class is as opening, enlivening, and healing for the heart and mind as it is for the body.