Copper Crow

Originally from Texas, USA, Copper was first introduced to yoga at age four, by his father and martial art teachers. He practiced yoga throughout his youth, however, it was not until he discovered Bikram Yoga in 1999 that he started to get serious about his hatha/asana practice. He left the corporate world in 2003, resigning from his role as Senior Training Specialist for Charles Schwab to study with Bikram Choudhury at Bikram’s Yoga College of India. He has been a full time Yoga Teacher ever since.

Copper has been leading professional development & leadership courses since 2000, teaching and managing yoga studios in the US and throughout Asia (Bangkok, Seoul, Hong Kong & Singapore) since 2003, including holding the mantle of Country Managing Teacher for a large yoga chain in Singapore for over a decade. He has led over 25 yoga teacher trainings since 2009, and had the great fortune of co-teaching Universal Yoga courses with Master Andrey Lappa for almost ten years.

Copper has been blessed to have studied with many amazing teachers, however his personal style has most heavily been influenced by his five main gurus: his father, Bikram Choudhury, Andrey Lappa, Yogrishi Vishvketu, and Lama Marut. He holds the highest qualifications with Yoga Alliance International Registry (E-RYT1500), Yoga Alliance European Registry (E-RYT1500), Yoga Alliance USA (E-RYT500), Original Hot Yoga Association (Level-3), and Bikram Yoga College of India.  He is also the founder of Crow Yoga RYS200, a registered school with Yoga Alliance USA.

Beyond Hot Yoga, Copper also leads courses and workshops in Hatha, Vinyasa, Universal Yoga, Tibetan Heart, Pranayama and Meditation. His playfulness and joy are present in every class, workshop, and teacher training course he leads.

“Whether it’s physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual–yoga has something for everyone, at every stage of life’s journey. Every passing moment is an opportunity to start anew and transform your life. Let go of expectations, have fun, and enjoy the process! Take your practice very serious… but don’t take yourself so seriously.”