Scuba Diving and Yoga Adventure - March 7-14, 2009 - Dominica

About your retreat leaders Kimberlee and Todd Stedl

Todd doing yoga before a dive in SeattleKimberlee and Todd Stedl are leaders in the fusion of yoga and scuba diving. They are authors of the book Yoga for Scuba Divers, which currently has solid five-star user reviews on Amazon.com. As experts in how yoga can benefit scuba diving, they have been featured in Dive Training magazine, NW Dive News, Sport Diver magazine, and other publications around the world. They have led several workshops in the Seattle area that teach yoga for scuba divers.

They teach divers not only poses and breathing exercises that help divers with the physical aspects of diving, but also meditation and relaxation techniques and applied yoga philosophy to help divers with the psychological aspects of diving. In this trip, Todd and Kimberlee will share their knowledge with you.

Kimberlee doing yoga before a dive in Seattle

Kimberlee and Todd are also co-authors of Yoga with a Friend, a partner yoga book. See Kimberlee and Todd talking about their partner yoga book and demonstrating partner poses in this article and video.

 

 

Todd at Trafalgar Falls, DominicaTodd Stedl is an Open Water Scuba Instructor certified through the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI). He has been a dive professional since 2002, assisting as a divemaster for numerous instructors before becoming an instructor himself and establishing 8th Element Diving. Todd is an avid Puget Sound diver who enjoys tropical diving and is now discovering the world of alpine lake and river diving. He is also a regular yoga practitioner and was surprised to discover how much practicing yoga improved his scuba diving. Todd holds a doctorate in chemistry from the University of Washington and has been a professional writer since 2000.

Kimberlee at Trafalgar Falls, DominicaKimberlee Jensen Stedl is a certified yoga instructor (200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance). She is certified in the YogaFit® style, and has experience in a variety of yoga disciplines, having practiced since 1997. Kimberlee founded Punk Rock Yoga®, an international yoga movement, in 2003. As a yoga instructor, Kimberlee has been featured in numerous publications such as The New York Times, USA Today, Oprah, Yoga Journal, Bust, and MacLeans. Kimberlee is a member of the American Council on Exercise (ACE) Continuing Education Faculty, is an Aerobics and Fitness Association of America continuing education provider, and has been an ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor since 1992. She loves warm-water diving and is a rescue diver who plans to become a divemaster. Kimberlee established 8th Element Yoga to support her diverse yoga interests. Kimberlee has a bachelor’s degree in Journalism.

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