ASHTANGA BASICS CLASS & WORKSHOP
Friday, February 23rd from 6-9pm
105F Wicker Park (1344 N. Milwaukee Ave.)
ROCKET PHILOSOPHY, INTRO CLASS, & WORKSHOP
Saturday, February 24th
Yoga Philosophy from Noon-1:30pm
Break from 1:30-2pm
Rocket Intro Class & Workshop from 2-4pm
105F Lincoln Park (2736 N. Clark)
ROCKET CLASS & WORKSHOP
Sunday, February 25th from 12:30pm-2:30pm
105F South Loop (47 W. Polk)
Searching for a healthier lifestyle, Gil Perez started practicing yoga in Puerto Rico in 2009 at the age of 37. Gil originally found yoga to be both difficult and painful, but he stuck with because it also brought him a sense of peace. He began training to become a yoga teacher in Rishikesh Yog Peeth, India, in the summer of 2010. Shortly after, he returned to Puerto Rico and started teaching Hatha Yoga while practicing Ashtanga Yoga and Rocket Yoga under the tutelage of David Kyle. Gil’s primary personal practice and teaching methods now center around Ashtanga and Rocket Yoga.
Gil then taught yoga in several maximum security prisons with the Correctional Department of Puerto Rico, where he led the yoga program for inmates for two years. The program was designed to help reduce inmates’ impulsive behaviors, and to encourage empathy in order to reduce the likelihood of recidivism.
In 2016, he relocated to Austin, where he currently teaches classes and workshops at Yoga Yoga, Treehouse Yoga, Wildheart Yoga, Bikram Yoga East Austin, and Stretch. He has also conducted Rocket Yoga workshops and special classes at Wanderlust Yoga and Yoga Vida in Austin, Casa Yoga in Laredo, Bikram Yoga Richardson and Second Side Yoga in Dallas, Hot Box Yoga in El Paso, and this past summer, assisted Gianna Purcell at our 105F Rocket Teacher Training in Chicago.
Gil is eager to expand his teaching practice. He can adapt his curriculum to individuals or groups at any level from Restorative to Beginning Hatha to Ashtanga and/or Rocket Yoga.