Guest Teacher Charlie Samos

Join Santa Monica’s Charlie Samos for two special classes at Mountain Soul Yoga!
Friday 8/18
Saturday 8/19
In this class we will focus on how yoga can enhance athletic performance, prevent injuries, and help with injuries that have already occurred. A quality asana practice is supposed to enhance one’s lifestyle, not deplete or injure the practitioner. Learn how yoga, with form, focus and breath can improve the body’s efficiency in movement, translating to an increase in performance and/or decrease in recovery time from workouts and injuries. Let your practice move from the mat to the slopes, trails, climbing routes, and beyond.
After years of competitive sports and physical training, Charlie took his first yoga class in 1995, hoping to increase his flexibility and balance. What he found was both a passion and a practice, where he could create strength and experience physical and psychospiritual openness in a serene, non-competitive environment. For over a decade Charlie practiced and studied variously under Maty Ezraty, Lisa Walford, Heather Duplex, Malachi Melville, and Julie Kleinman. He began teaching in 2005, emphasizing (though not limited to) Ashtanga and Iyenger methods. His teaching style focuses on mindfulness and presence, attention to breath, alignment, and movement/flow, all leading to stillness.
As his many students will attest, Charlie has a natural talent to create a peaceful environment where ego release, mental calmness and emotional openness naturally lead to self-acceptance and growth. When Charlie is not in the yoga studio, you’ll find him rock climbing, hiking, and mountain unicycling. Charlie is a senior teacher at Yoga Works, leading teacher trainings, weekly classes, retreats, and workshops.
About the author: Julia Clarke
Julia's creative and passionate teaching weaves her deep connection with nature and her love of Ayurveda through dynamic and powerful Vinyasa Flow, contemplative Yin Yoga and thoughtful Restorative Yoga.