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3) I truly love educating people on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual benefits of integrating things like: yoga, meditation, bodywork and essential oils into their everyday lives. Stress is one of the leading causes of most diseases, yet few of us do anything to treat this major cause. We spend thousands on the symptoms, but little on the cause... A bit backwards if you ask me :) 2) I also offer biofeedback scans to individuals looking to manage their weight or maintain they health and longevity. Have you wondered by your not seeing the result you're looking for even though your doing all the "right" things? Results come when the body's system are balanced and getting what "it" needs - not what the average person needs. 1) I help stressed, exhausted, over-whelmed professionals reduce their anxiety, improve their health and well-being, as well as, show them a way to experience a more balanced lifestyle. Contact me if you have any questions or concerns. I'd be more than happy to help. Ciao for Now, Ozro Hepworth Revolution Self
Growing up in Panguitch, Utah
Ozro Hepworth was born and raised in the small town of Panguitch, UT (the town is near Bryce Canyon National Park). Beautiful area, but not really a place you would find someone who’s made yoga a part of his everyday life. Nevertheless, Ozro’s mom would tell you that he never really crawled before he could walk. Instead he walked around on all fours, “Like a stink bug,” she would say. Those of you who know a bit about the yoga postures can think of it more as walking around in Downward Facing Dog.
Downward Facing Dog was only the start of it. He use to love to sit in Indian Style, you yogis know it as Lotus Pose, at school. Ozro started in wrestling during kindergarten, which encouraged him to stay flexible. Also, as young boys do in such a sport, he use to practice standing on his head (Headstand Pose), balancing on his hands with his knees on his elbows (Crow Pose), and of course the classic bending over to touch ones toes (Standing or Sitting Forward Bend).
Needless to say, Ozro had quite a lot of yogi tendencies from a young age, but growing up in a small town such as Panguitch, there were never any real opportunities for him to be exposed to the ancient science of yoga. It was not until he was 23 years old that he discovered what yoga truly is, and how it has the power to change one’s life in so many ways.
City of Angeles
Ozro Hepworth moved to Los Angeles, CA in July 2007. Like most people new to LA, it took some time getting use to the ebb and flow of this wild, yet alluring city.
"Los Angeles is a different kind of animal," said Ozro when he thinks about that first year in LA, "I had been to New York and London, and thought LA would be similar. Little did I know it was nothing like those two cities."
After he finished his yoga training in '05 Ozro's spiritual life started to detour slowly as he traveled the world on those crazy cruise ships. His move to LA pushed him to the point that he realized that he needed to re-focus on deepening his yoga practice in order to stay centered in the midst of life's storm.
Studying Yoga in The Bahamas
Ozro's yoga journey started with a simple question, “Where should I go for vacation?” He was just finishing up one of his contracts as a massage therapist on the cruise ship "The Star Princess" and was looking for a calm, quiet place in the Caribbean to take a vacation and recharge his batteries.
Ozro's cruise ship travels had taken him to Nassau in the Bahamas, there he found a traditional yoga ashram on Paradise Island. What better place to rest and recover than a yoga ashram? So he decided spend a month at the ashram known as the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat.
Student - Teacher - Student
What would you do if you had a month of relaxation booked at a yoga ashram in the Bahamas? If you're like most people, you'd probably do just that, rest and relax.
In most circumstances Ozro would have done just that. However, he noticed that at the ashram they offered a Yoga Teachers Training course, and it just so happened that their next TTC was starting at the same time he was planning to be there.
"I figured since I was going to be there during the teacher training course, I might as well take the course and learn how to teach yoga. Besides, the skills would complement my massage therapist career - and yes, I thought it would be a cool way to meet girls."
Little did Ozro know, there was a lot more to yoga than the yoga postures (asanas). The Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training course included:
Physical Postures - Asanas
Breathing Exercises -Pranayamas
After a month of discovering the ways of Raja or Royal Yoga, Ozro received his certification as a Hatha Yoga Teacher from the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta in May 2005.
Discovering Paramhansa Yogananda and The Science of Kriya Yoga
"A good place to plant the seeds of success is in the soil of failure."
It's now spring 2008, Ozro has remembered how powerful yoga is, and how the practice changed his life. Now it was a matter of re-focusing his attention and committing to the practice. "I love the asana practice, but it was the meditation aspect of yoga that interested me the most, and it is the part of the practice that brought me the most peace," says Ozro.
Meditation - that was the solution! One day Ozro was walking down main street in Santa Monica, CA and came across the Ananda Los Angeles Center. Outside was a big banner that said, "Learn to Meditate." With little hesitation, he took down the contact info and signed up for their next course.
began receiving meditation training from the Ananda LA Center and has been practicing and refining the meditation techniques he learned from Ananda LA. By cultivating a meaningful meditation practice, Ozro understanding of yoga grew.
"The more you understand yourself: your mind, your body, the energy flowing in the body, and the dynamic connection between them all, the more you understand life itself. The opportunity to teach yoga is an honor, and I intend to share what I can to help others discover their true self, their true peace."
Infusing the New with a Bit of the Old
Ozro’s personalized yoga classes will take you on a journey that melts away physical tension, calms restless thoughts and emotions, and stretches you to your limits of potential. You’ll find the lines that separate you body, mind and soul being blurred, even dissolved – allowing your awareness to expand inward and outward to a higher level of peace, joy, and lasting happiness.