Meet Scott Page
Welcome and namaste, my name is Scott Page and I am a yoga instructor in Scottsdale, Arizona. I teach a wide variety of classes to a diverse group of students.
I have always been a spiritual seeker. When I was younger I loved the practices of martial arts and zen meditation. I have studied numerous religions and philosophies, all in search of peace, balance, spiritual growth, and the chance for enlightenment. Over 10 years ago, on the other side of the country, my searching brought me to yoga.
Yoga, with its balance of physical and spiritual practice, encompasses all the components of the holistic discipline I was seeking in other disconnected practices. In a relatively short time, yoga became—and still is—my passion. I began my personal yoga journey with the practice of astanga vinyasa yoga in the tradition of Sri K Pattabhi Jois. I studied with Wendy Green while living on the East Coast and, after moving to Scottsdale in 2003, continued my astanga practice with Dave Oliver, a well respected yoga instructor.
My enthusiasm for the practice of yoga led me to a teaching training program and to the path that I now follow as a yoga instructor. I was certified through At One Yoga and I'm a registered yoga teacher (RYT) with the Yoga Alliance.
Many people are surprised to discover that I served four years in the Marine Corp where I attained the rank of Sergeant and worked as a Weapons Instructor. After that, I did everything from hot tar roofing, life insurance sales, professional floral design and calligraphy, to psychological counseling of dually diagnosed young adults in a Psychiatric Hospital. I have been a volunteer First Aider as a certified EMT. I have owned my own business. I have even worked at Indian casinos as a professional Blackjack and Poker Dealer. It has been an interesting journey.
I am constantly trying to live what I teach, striving to lead a life of balance and calm. In this hectic, over stimulating world in which we live, it is never easy. I am what traditional yogis would call a "householder." I am married with children and responsibilities. This I find makes being calm very challenging at times. Playing the guitar, chanting, meditating, reading spiritual and motivational literature and writing poetry are all ways I channel my mind and settle my energy.
I believe that life is just one continuous awesome experience broken down into experiential moments. You can choose to be present and focused on the experiences that make up your life as it is occurring, or you can remain asleep and oblivious to these amazing life experiences. It all lies with your level of mindfulness.
If you are seeking an avenue to elevate your physical, mental and spiritual self, I recommend yoga. No matter your age or ability, it will help you develop greater strength, balance and flexibility. And it will increase your awareness.
I hope you will join me for a class (see practice with Scott). Of course if you are not near Scottsdale, Arizona, I encourage you to find someone in your area who can guide you to your highest potential.
With a dedicated practice he can help you bring your yoga to the next level; with increased strength, flexibility and balance. His classes encompassed different poses rather than just the basic sun salutions and a few warrior poses. Scott created an environment that is non-competitive and non-judgemental. In his more advanced classes he created opportunities to challenge yourself (if you choose) and to learn inversions. He will spot you until you gain the confidence to do them on your own. Due to Scott, I no longer have the fear of doing inversions, and as people who know me have witnessed, I have most definately overcome my fear of falling. Yes, in order to learn inversions, you must be willing to fall a few times on your own. I am now able to do headstands at will in the middle of a room.
The yin class is a wonderful combination of deep stretch and restorative yoga. My husband did it with me every week. A truly meditative practice of deep stretch and breathing. By the end of the class it was as though I didn't have a care in the world. I love my hatha yoga, but mentally this was my favorite 1 1/2 hours of the week. Can't explain how wonderful it it, just do it, and if you don't like it the first time try it again. My husband didn't like it at first and then he wouldn't miss a class!
There is something unique and special that Scott brings to his classes. I have been practicing yoga since 1995 and my yoga practice grew considerably during my year with Scott. If you have the opportunity to practice with Scott, grab the opportunity. I can almost guarantee that it will be an amazing journey of self discovery if you let yourself have it.
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