The Flying Nomad

Simon was born to run! He spent his early years in the mountains of South Korea and came of age in the streets of Philadelphia. Enamored by the idea of a different world, he moved west to attend University of California, Los Angeles. He began his Yoga journey in 1995 with Shiva Rea in the World Arts and Cultures Department. Soon thereafter, he became immersed in the great atmosphere of the original YogaWorks studios in Santa Monica from 1996-1998. He completed his first teacher training with Maty Ezraty and Lisa Walford in 1998, which was followed by a move east to Philadelphia for a change of landscape. This led to an opportunity to meet and study with senior Iyengar Teacher, Joan White, and the legendary yogi Dharma Mittra. After apprenticing with Shiva Rea as a traveling assistant in the early 2000's, Simon was soon leading his own workshops, teacher trainings, and retreats worldwide. In 2007, Yoga Journal acclaimed Simon as "one of the most influential and gifted Yoga teachers of the next generation.” His free-style Vinyasa is fluid, intuitive, and encourages freedom through self expression. Simon is profoundly influenced by the teachings of Shiva Rea, Richard Freeman, Maty Ezraty, Joan White, and Dharma Mitra - his core teachers for the past 20+ years. Simon's blend of these influences finds a beautiful alchemy in his style, Liquid Flow Yoga, a mix of classical and modern Yoga. Recently, Simon returned to his educational roots by creating a Yoga Program for Princeton University. Dubbed the "Flying Nomad," he draws inspiration from road legends such as Keith Richards and Jimi Hendrix who aptly stated, "the Earth is my home.”