Greg Barringer is the Director of Yoga for Scarsdale Yoga Studios, LLC, a full-spectrum yoga studio in Westchester, New York. A Yoga Alliance-certified teacher, Greg has been practicing for 20 years, and has completed advanced studies in yoga and meditation. Greg holds a 200-hour certification from Kripalu School of Yoga, the largest Yoga center in North America. Greg is also 500-hour certified by the Amrit Yoga Institute and is a certified Thai Yoga practitioner. Greg has always been passionate about health and fitness, and has been a teacher in various capacities throughout his entire career. Greg holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Business Administration from Boston University. Before arriving at Scarsdale Yoga Studios, Greg coached hundreds of athletes in competitive events with an emphasis on rowing, and taught a seminar at MIT called “Achieving Peak Performance.” Greg realizes that not only does yoga improve strength and flexibility, it is beneficial for all athletes in training, because of the breath exercises. As Greg says, “All athletic performances rely on the breath for fuel. Yoga breathing helps improve the transition of oxygen to energy. Learning to control the flow of the breath can calm the mind and focus attention during performance. Greg credits Swami Shri Kripalvandandji, the inspiration behind Kripalu Yoga, and Yogi Bhajan, the primary teacher for Kundalini Yoga, as his two greatest influences. Greg’s personal practice and teaching focus primarily on the exploration of energy, sensation and introspection to remove the blocks to realizing our true self. “A healthier and more fulfilled lifestyle is easier to access, simply by improving one’s overall mental state. I hope to instill in my students an awareness that peace, serenity and well being are always available to us, it is just a flip of consciousness away,” explains Greg. At Scarsdale Yoga Studios, Greg seeks to guide his students and all who arrive at the studios to practice yoga to develop a sense of personal awareness.