George Kozik

Instructor

It all started when I was blessed to study and sit in meditation with Buddhist monks from the lineage of Thich Nhat Hanh and later Pema Chodron. A seed was planted but then life happened. Fast forward to the day I entered Yoga Nanda and new instantly I had come home. I met Nicole Romero who was conducting a meditation session. This pivotal moment would open the floodgates to a meditation practice that went beyond all my expectations. It was like being in a doctoral program for meditation and every moment was amazing. After 3 continuous years of study and meditation with Nicole a sense of self-realization was the ultimate gift. My most profound moment was when I was asked Who AM I? The answer came so freely; I AM AWAKE.

As a consultant in HIGH PERFORMANCE PHYSIOLOGY my programs are designed for Olympic and world class athletes. Always holistic and on the cutting edge, I started having coaches have their athletes include yoga and meditation as part of the training program. Teaching meditation to this group was very gratifying and resulted in consistent finishes on the podium. Besides a Masters Degree and post graduate work in human performance, I hold New York State Certification in Health & Wellness and Physical education. I was selected to the United States elite athlete program in cycling and was in residents at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

 

The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love they will bloom like flowers.
-Thich Nhat Hanh