Jarrod began his yoga practice in 2010, as part of a lifestyle change to remedy stress, chronic pain and physical ailments. In an effort to deepen his yoga practice and to quench his thirst for knowledge of yogic philosophy, Jarrod enrolled in Zingara Yoga: a 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Hatha Teacher Training program, led by Rachel Hector and Ana Pilar Cruz. Under the tutelage of Cruz and Hector, Jarrod immersed himself in the studies of asana, pranayama, mantra, and meditation, with a concentration in the viniyoga tradition - which focuses on adapting yoga practices to the individual body, with concerns for potential student's limitations and injuries. In June of 2015, Jarrod graduated from Zingara Yoga with a passion to share his knowledge with others, especially to those who might find yoga unaccessible. In August of 2015, Jarrod met owner of Yoga Garden, Gretchen Kaltenbach. He immediately gravitated to her work ethic and true passion to serve others, seeing her as a teacher to learn from in the aspects of business and more importantly, life. As time passed on, both Jarrod and Gretchen discovered they shared the same vision for what they wanted Yoga Garden to become, and in January 2016, Jarrod was made part owner of the studio.
In regards to Jarrod's teaching style, you can expect him to meet you on your precise level, respecting your limitations, injuries, and goals as a yoga practitioner. He takes pride in exercising mindfulness and patience in the regards to preserving the healing benefits of yoga, by keeping students safe. He also places a large emphasis on not making yoga feel like exercise, keeping the heart rate at a moderate level, by challenging students in not only breath and movement, but in stillness - allowing the true science of yoga to heal the mind, body, and spirit. Jarrod also enjoys interweaving pranayama, mudras, mantra, and self-reflecting meditations, (inspired by his own personal spiritual struggles) throughout his classes, giving students an opportunity to deepen their practice beyond only postures.