Formerly obese, Jeff became a dedicated seeker of yoga in 2009. Known for dynamic strength building and precise approach to alignment, his classes are loved for their wholehearted authenticity, joy of movement, sense of humor and all inclusive environments. Jeff continues to be inspired by his teachers, Sondra Loring and Raghunath, with whom he completed 800hrs of training, as well as Ame Wren, with whom he studies extensively. The winner of the 2016 American Heart Association Olivari Lifestyle Change Award, he derives great joy from inspiring the fire of change in teachers and students on and off the mat. He continues to travel extensively, studying and teaching around the state and beyond. He is also the co-director of the Driftwood Yoga 200hr Yoga Alliance certified teacher training.