My name is Zachary. I’m an American who made it to Cologne in early 2019. I love this city and I love teaching yoga. Unfortunately, the first 20 years of my life wasn’t as full as it is now. Growing up in a home fueled by addiction I found myself heavily dependent on drugs at an early age. By the age of 20 I had truly destroyed my body and soul. Arrests, disease, and hopelessness became my interpretation of what was normal – I needed to make a change. After my first yoga class in a drug rehabilitation center in Los Angeles, I had my first glimpse of hope that I might have found something that could change the destructive path I was on. Since that first class I’ve dedicated my body, focus, and time to the practice of yoga. I know in my heart without this practice I would not be where I am today. It is truly an honor to share the practice that saved my life with you. See you in class.