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ODDlight Teacher Feature: Steven Arcos

Nov 2nd, 2023 oddfam #ODDlight, Blog

The teachers at One Down Dog are all so talented and unique. This month, we're putting the spotlight on Steven Arcos, who teaches asana and anatomy in our 200-hour and 300-hour teacher trainings and is leading an Inversion Workshop on Friday, November 10th! If you've taken any of Steven's classes, then you have already experienced his earnest and extraordinary passion for yoga and helping his students step into their power through the practice. Let's get to know Steven a little better!

Hey, Steven! What's your sign? 

Capricorn ♑

Tell us about yourself!

I love teaching! I am studying to become a physical therapist. I have two dogs (one of which I just rescued!) and a 4-foot ball python.  In my youth, I was a gymnast and swimmer. Now, I love to stay active: I run, cycle, do lots of handstands, and lift weights when I can. But my favorite hobby is reading!

Where are you from?

Los Angeles! Born and raised.

What 5 words would your friends use to describe you?

Smart, silly, hungry, loving, and energetic! 

What's an ODD fact about you?

I only started driving and drinking coffee within the past year.

What brings you to your mat?

I love challenging myself and discovering new ways to move my body and stretch my mind. I am very goal oriented in my own practice, so having a pose I'm working towards inspires me to practice. But most importantly, it just feels great!!

What makes your classes unique?

The way my students have fun while being challenged – class is never serious.  There is an emphasis on moving beyond our self-imposed limitations, so my students are often introduced to new poses, new ways of doing familiar poses, or new knowledge.

What are your hobbies outside of the studio?

I have been collecting comic books for over 30 years! I also love reading. Is exercise a hobby? I love to run and cycle. I have a passionate handstand hobby. Does that count?

What's something you want everyone to know about you?

I love cookies, croissants, and chocolate... so if you want to bring me some, I will graciously accept. Also, I think yoga should be fun and accessible. Even though my classes are known to be challenging, I will always work to empower my students with their practice. 

Do you have a favorite playlist or song you're currently vibing to?

I have a very comprehensive playlist on Spotify called "Women of the 90's: The songs that shaped my heart" and it is everything. But I also enjoy pop music from today, which I compile in another playlist called "Today's Hiyats2." Both playlists are alive and are being added to and edited often!

Get to know Steven more by following him on Instagram or finding him on the class schedule

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