Justin Rivas

I have explored various styles and schools of yoga, my impetus being education on multiple systems with a pursuit of a practice of best fit. My personal practice consists of a vigorous yet breath focused Ashtanga freestyle vinyasa flow. While most days I enjoy exploring freestyle vinyasa, others are spent in the always humbling “hot room”, and others in restorative hip work. My conviction is that a diversity in my own practice is beneficial and informative in teaching a diverse student base. Further, I believe mindfulness towards the body and how it educates daily is fundamental for committed yogi/inis.

Undoubtedly, my truest teacher is the practice of devotion and compassion, be them in asana practice or worldly encounters off the mat – tenets of my yogic conception. My teaching certification is in Bhakti Flow under Rusty Wells which I completed in Bali and San Francisco. I plan to return to SF this fall to continue my education for a 300 hour certification to solidify advanced sequencing and anatomy. Ultimately, I am thrilled to come full circle and return to Madison to serve the students I am blessed to teach!


  • Bhakti Yoga Teacher Training, Urban Flow (San Francisco), 300-hours (RYT) 2011