Derrek is a Doctoral student at UT Austin researching Caribbean raciolinguistics and sociophonetics within intersectional feminist media studies. Growing up as a competitive and collegiate mover through Dance and Gymnastics in Colorado Springs, he was first introduced to yoga as a supplementary training regiment. Since then, Derrek has graduated from the Waking Yoga 200hr Trauma-Informed Teacher Training offered here in Austin and the 30hr "Daily S?dhana and the Classic 26" continued training offered by Love and All is Coming founder, Talia Sutra. It was through these trainings that Derrek learned to reshape his practice and philosophy to emphasize corporeal autonomy, rest, functional movement, and somatic regulation through challenging yet highly accessible flow sequences that incorporate vagal regulation techniques throughout. You can never have too many props when practicing with Derrek! While he is relatively new to teaching yoga specifically, he holds the prioritization of agency, rest, and connection to the body as the pillars of his pedagogical ethos.
- Flexibility flows
- The Classic 26 (from the Bishnu Ghosh tradition)