I have been practicing yoga since 2002 specializing in Bhakti meditation. My interest in Vedic culture led me to India where I studied in Vrindavan and got my 200hr certification from Vinyasa Yoga School in Rishikesh.
I love using sound vibration with mantra to explore Vinyasa, Yin, Hatha, and Bhakti Yoga styles. My purpose is to bring these ancient practices to everyone and apply them to their modern daily life.
I am also a musician into hardcore, punk, metal, rock, hip hop, and more; traveling all over for music festivals promoting active mobility. I have founded my own brand of yoga practice called Stage Dive Yoga, dedicated to helping heavy music artists and fans make yoga accessible in their lives; I’m often known as The Stage Dive Yogi touring with bands as a yogic guide while bringing health along with wellness to the aggressive music community.
I am a former public school teacher of 15 years and host after-school yoga programs empowering black youth, people of color as well as LGBTQ adolescents. I bring a mindful, energetic, and practical approach to the restorative power of yoga.
Yin Yoga/Chill, Restorative Flow, Vinyasa Strong Flow, Intuitive Dance
What to expect from a class with Balaram
All levels from beginner to advanced yoga flow that provide gentle movements to bring better focus, clarity, and control by connecting with the breath plus an adventurous music selection. This practice will reduce stress, strengthen your mind, body and bring a sense of calm to the spirit. Relax, let go, and just flow.
Fun fact about Balaram
I’m double-jointed in my thumb so I always win the game of Thumb War.