Sam started his asana practice about 5 years ago, attempting to avoid surgery on an old wresting injury to his shoulder that manifested itself with chronic back pain. At the time, he had no idea the impact the practice would have on his life. He completed his 200 hour teacher training in the spring of 2014 under the teachings of Gina Caputo & Julia Clarke, Colorado School of Yoga. He has been teaching at the Vail Vitality Center ever since completion. He enjoys the balance that it offers his life, as he is also the Dining Room Manager at Sweet Basil Restaurant, an incredibly busy restaurant here in the Vail Village. When not on his mat or at the restaurant, he is hiking/skiing on the mountain or celebrating life with libations and friends.