Jeffrey is originally Upstate New York and came to yoga original as a way to treat chronic pain. However, the liberating effects the practice had on his mind and soul led him to pursue his 200 Hour training under Natasha Rizopoulos at the renowned Down Under Yoga Studio, where he learned a combination of the Vinyasa Flow style of Ashtanga combined with the alignment specificity of Iyengar. One of his favorite parts of teaching yoga is showing how yoga is universal, and that regardless of how you got to your mat, there is a place for you there. When he is not on his mat, Jeffrey is pursuing his PhD at Virginia Tech in Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health. In his spare time, he enjoys playing music and board games (especially Dungeons and Dragons).