Gregg is Certified to teach the following BYNT Classes:
- Bikram Method 60, 90 and Silent
How long have you been practicing Bikram Yoga?
I have been practicing for Bikram Yoga off and on for over 25 years. My parents brought me to my first class, when I was a kid, because I was a baseball player and they knew it would be great for my hips and lower back. I wish I would have listened to my parents and been more consistent with my practice because I probably would be pitching for the Yankees right now.
When/Where did you attend teacher training?
I attended Bikram Yoga Teacher Training in 2008 in Mexico.
Why did you decide to become a teacher?
I became a teacher by accident. I was working in New York City, hated my job and was well over 300 pounds. I challenged my self to go to class 4-5 times a week for 6 months and if I saw significant change I would go to training. 6 months later I was standing on a line in a room with over 200 other scantily clad people.
After training I was down over 150 pounds and looking for my next opportunity and then Bikram called me and asked me to stay in LA and help him. A few months later, while in his office, Bikram called me and said I needed to get clothes on to teach as the teacher cancelled. The next thing I know is I am standing on a podium in front of 15 beginners, Bikram and his wife Rajashree. The rest is history.
What is your favorite thing about teaching?
My favorite thing about teaching is working with every student to help them realize their physical abilities and achieve their goals
What is your favorite quote?
“You serious Clark?” – Cousin Eddy, Christmas Vacation