Tim Miller
Tim Miller

My interest in yoga and meditation started when I was entering art school.  I remember being alone in my dorm room sitting up in my bed, trying to still my mind to some “meditation music”; one of those “ocean waves” sound tracks.  This all coming from an intention to figure out the mysteries of my mind; to nourish myself so that I could create and also move through my own difficulties with depression.  My artwork was my “yoga practice” for some length of time, and through the solitude of creation, I could heal, but needless to say I felt isolated and yearned for more connection to others.  I unknowingly needed to open my heart, but that required more time and guidance from teachers.  It would be lots of trial and error on my part to finally find something that worked on all levels to facilitate healthy and happy living.
In my late 20’s, I had an “awakening” so to speak, where I had had just about enough with investing anymore time and energy into things that really didn’t serve myself and others.  I sought out professional help, got into a rhythm with fitness and exercise and vowed to change my life.  After about six months of that, I started sprinkling in yoga as a complement to an already vigorous gym routine.  Gradually, my understanding of  yoga flourished and I learned that yoga is so much more than a complement to a fitness regime, but a means to fully awaken to one’s highest potential.  In 2014, within about a year and a half of practice, I decided to take a teacher training program with Michael Penque, founder of The Yoga House in Piermont, NY.  The training was incredibly thorough and completely changed my life.  I have since been teaching regularly and developing new and exciting ways (drawing from ancient wisdom) to bring this healing and life-changing practice into the lives of others.