Gabriel Benjamin is the son of Tri Yoga® Instructor Martha Posey, who quite wisely exposed him to the practice at the age of eleven. During young adult hood, Gabriel experienced chronic hip and back injuries that drew him deeper into the path of yoga and healing arts. Gabriel has been teaching yoga since 2001 and holds four levels of certification in Yoga and a certification as an Ayurvedic Consultant. As a former competitive cyclist Gabriel understands the needs of athletes and or students dealing with injuries in yoga practice. Gabriel assists teacher trainings, teaches group and private classes, as well as workshops, in Santa Cruz, The Bay area, and Southern California. Classes are designed to have equal parts strength and flexibility with an unbroken stream of breath awareness to create a challenging, healing, and meditative flow.