About Your Yoga Instructor(s):
Aaron, author of “Autobiography Of A Naked Yogi” and HNY creator, has been a student of yoga since 1991 and a teacher since 1997.
He has traveled across the world visiting numerous yoga ashrams and retreat centers, studying with such respected yoga teachers as well as with numerous spiritual masters in the Himalayan Mountains.
It was during a retreat in Hawaii that Aaron and his longtime student, Adam, first discussed creating “a community that is yoga-based… and where people can heal their spirits.” Aaron wondered: “Can we create a sanctuary where people can come, connect to themselves, reconnect to each other, and then reintegrate through yoga back into their life?”
One year later, they purchased the property in Costa Rica. “Our vision with Blue Osa is that when people are quiet, removed from distractions of everyday life, something magical happens. A deep calling starts to surface, to awaken.”
Colby Smith began his journey into the yoga practice taking Ashtanga classes in Charlottesville, VA.
Colby has completed a 100 hour Anusara Yoga Immersion at Prasad Yoga in Southampton, PA. He then completed a 100 Hour Anusara Yoga Teacher Training with Michelle Synnestvedt also at Prasad. Additional training includes near completion of the DDYT 500 Hour Teacher Training at Dig Yoga in Lambertville, NJ, and ongoing training at Dhuni Yoga in PA.
He teaches weekly Men’s Yoga classes in his private studio in Lambertville, NJ for all levels of men. He strongly believes, though, that the physical practice is just one component and incorporates many styles and modalities into his teaching, including meditation, breathwork, touch practice, and partnering. Colby brings a lighthearted approach to all of his teachings.