About our Founder

I love physical exercise of all kinds! Yoga has helped me to improve my athletic performance as well as rehabilitate after numerous injuries. Teaching yoga over the past 20 years has given me first-hand knowledge of the human anatomy and has forced me to study the body in detail.

 

I first began the practice of yoga in Los Angeles at the age of 12 at Jean Pierre’s Martial Arts

Academy. Yogi Jeanne Pierre was my first glimpse of Yoga Asanas. Four years passed when I finally started doing yoga in a gym. I met my first full-time yoga teacher named Thomas Del Dio, a member of the Siddha Yoga tradition of Swami Muktananda. I discovered a level of bliss, which seemed to permeate every cell of my being.

 

My name is Steven Metz and “Earth” is a nickname that I have had for many years. It started as

a yoga nickname that just, well, stuck.

 

I began teaching in 1993 at Yoga West and was also trained there through the teacher training course. It was the beginning of my experience of sharing yoga with the world. I then continued study with many teachers – Guru Singh, Shiva Rea, B.N.S. Iyengar in Mysore, Steve Ross, Pattabhi Jois, Lisa Walford. Jamana Giri on Chamundi Hill and Mysore South India (Pooja and Mantra ) at the Shiva Cave temple.

 

I have been teaching and solely supporting myself through yoga in the Asana tradition for the last 20 years. I love to teach and still enjoy teaching public as well as private classes every week.

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