William Hufschmidt (E-RYT 500) journey with healing began at age 14 as he recovered from a car accident. Watching his breath and his thoughts helped to manage the pain and healing of a fractured femur. Progressing through months of traction, a wheelchair, a few casts, and eventually crutches, it took William two years to fully regain control of his body. This early experience fortified his belief that we can heal from anything if we consciously navigate our healing process.
In 1989, William took his first yoga class with Lorna Brown, and subsequently taught his first classes with her guidance and encouragement. In 2001, William completed the 200-hour-level Yoga Teacher training at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, and in 2007, completed Kripalu’s 500-hour training. In 2002, William first studied Thai Yoga with Patricia Kilpatrick and Saul David Raye, and in 2006 studied at Thailand’s esteemed Wat Po in Bangkok, then continuing on with “Mama Lek” Chaiya in Chiang Mai. In 2012, William completed training with the Guild for Structural Integration in the Rolf Method for Structural Integration. William’s teachers are Yoganand Michael Carroll, Vidya Carolyn Dell’uomo, Saul David Raye, Pierce Salguero, and life itself.
As a teacher, William empowers students to explore their edges and potentials. “We all do not walk the same path towards self-discovery. However, we are all storehouses of infinite wisdom and creativity. Through the practices of yoga, breathwork, sacred touch and play, we can tap into inner reservoirs of energy and possibility.
William leads the 200 Hour Pranakriya Teacher Training; Pranayama: Theory & Teaching; Anatomy for Yoga Teachers & Practitioners; Holding Space: Developing Skills for Presence & Touch; Skills for Hands on Assisting & Manipulations; and Thai Yoga Basics.
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