Roger Bobier co-founder of YogaBound.com is a Yoga Teacher. He is a Yoga Alliance registered and certified instructor at the highest level – 500 hours. He has been practicing Yoga since 1994 and teaching since 2001. He currently spends two months each year, usually somewhere in Asia, devoted to his continued study of the Yogic System for Holistic Wellness.
Roger has well over 2500 hours of teaching and training in Hatha Yoga including the styles of Astanga, Iyengar and Yin Yoga. And extensive training in Restorative Yoga, Kriya Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Laya Yoga, and Tantra Yoga. Pranayama, Meditation and Tapas. With theory and practice on techniques from Raja Yoga, Karma Yoga, Jnana Yoga, Nidra Yoga, and Bhakti Yoga. His continued self-study and teaching approach is a genuine example of “Integral Yoga” as defined by Sri Aurobindo.
His training includes Yoga Philosophy, Ethics and Lifestyle, Anatomy and Physiology, Teaching Skills and Practice, Adjustment Skills, Restorative Postures, Partner Yoga, Pre and post natal Yoga, Yoga for those with medical issues, Meditation and Pranayama, Sequencing, Prop Usage and Asana preparations and modifications, Stress and Relaxation Management, Breath Work and much much more.
Roger’s teaches classes for all, however does have specific classes for men, and men 50+. His emphasis is on proper breathing, strength building and flexibility. His male students comment at their lack of flexibility, and laughingly say they feel more comfortable when the teacher is experiencing the same thing. His style and approach is aimed to make you feel comfortable beginning a new exercise, or fitness program.
If you live in the Tampa Bay area near Clearwater, the Beach, Largo, Belleair, Sand Key, Indian Rocks Beach or Saint Petersburg and would like personal private training classes, or would like to join a class, please email him.
By trade Roger is an automotive designer and engineer, and worked in this field for over 25 years. This has nurtured his love of travel, providing opportunities to live and work in Turkey, England, and Germany.
His entrepreneurial spirit has led him down many paths including owning a Surf shop, a wind surfing rental business and award winning Thai restaurant. Along with two partners, he currently owns a business catering to mentally challenged adults
Roger loves adventure, and traveling. For over 25 years he has been traveling to SE Asia for months at a time. He has traveled extensively throughout the States, Europe, Central America, and many other parts of the world.
He is a certified Yoga instructor, a registered Yoga Alliance teacher (500 Hour Level), and a member of SYTA (Suncoast Yoga Teachers Association).