Roger is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with the Yoga Alliance and lives in Salt Lake City, UT. He currently teaches at localYOGA in Murray, UT. and at VASA Fitness in West Valley City.
Working as a Freelance Artist for 30+ years (www.motzkusart.com), Roger tends to have eclectic interests and takes paths less traveled. He’s studied meditation and Eastern wisdom traditions for many years. When he came into practicing with Power Yoga DVDs seeking the physical benefits, not only did they become quickly evident with Hatha yoga (including dropping his blood pressure 25 points), he experienced the Mind/Body relationship first-hand. Integrating the meditation process into his physical yoga practice, he discovered the peace of mind not obtained by meditation alone.
He completed his 200 hr certification in 2015 studying with Denise Druce to deepen his own practice, and quickly came to share the opportunities for dramatic improvements with others. A main emphasis in his teaching is the realization that flexibility need not be just for the young, and the wellness benefits of yoga can be cultivated in absolutely everyone.
His classes are designed to provide a balanced practice (some stretching, balance, flexibility, strength and a pranayama) in the Power Yoga style - and in a way that is very accessible. His regular Thurs night (6 pm) classes are for all-levels which include modifications for the beginner, but various options are invited for those wishing a challenging experience.
If you know yoga would be good for you (or your doctor is prescribing) but are nervous to give it a try for any reason - don’t worry about it! If you imagine that "yoga is too hard," or do not feel you are very flexible, his studio classes are a "judgement free zone." And being a middle-ager, Roger understands the benefits and challenge of this particular demographic and takes effort to make the experience comfortable and fun. Plus, students find the stress reduction aspects of yoga to be of great benefit.
Come enjoy yoga with a sense of humor. Classes may include teaching what he calls “Dirty Harry mudra” and don’t be surprised if you are invited to play “Guess what classic 80s movie this asana came from” game.
Roger has developed his first Yoga DVD with 3 different practices. Please inquire at localYOGA for your own copy or buy with Paypal. For shipping and other information, please contact ( Roger ).