Thomas Q. Sims

300 Hour

Thomas (aka TQ) is a 300-hour Certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher (2015) and 350-hour Certified Swan River Yoga Teacher (2012). He has also completed the Swan River Advanced Teacher Training (2014) and served as a Seva School facilitator and Swan River Yoga Teacher Training mentor (2016). He works daily to refine his teaching skills and his personal practice through asana, studying scripture and sanskrit, meditation, karma yoga (service), and devotion. He bows to Sharon Gannon and David Life, with gratitude for the Jivamukti Yoga method. He is grateful to have had many great teachers guide him along his path: Michelle Baker, Keith Porteous, Rima Rabbath, Jules Febre, Monica Jaggi, New Orleans, and Shri Kitty (the cat who lives with him). He acknowledges that the True Teacher is alive within all of us and within all things, and he hopes to inspire that realization in those who come to his classes.

In Thomas’ public classes you can expect a yoga practice with asana focused on creative, flowing vinyasa and alignment exploration linked through breath, supported by verbal and hands on assistance. The asana practice is supported through chanting, dedication, meditation, and relaxation. His classes are also known to have great soundtracks and a few doses of humor. Thomas presents the classical teachings of yoga in a way that they can be applied to our modern lives, and he encourages students to cultivate happiness and freedom in their own lives by offering happiness and freedom to all beings.

"Everything that I do affects everyone. Kindness is an important part of my yoga practice."

Contact Info

New Orleans, LA
United States