Since leaving behind a decade of addiction in 2008, nationally renowned yoga teacher and SYNDICATE (dba Haute Barre) co-founder Nick Bez has been working to shatter the myth that yoga is solely meditative and/or all about that sitar. In his experience and the words of the Bhagavad Gita, yoga very much is, “the journey of the self, through the self.” And sometimes, that’s a wild, profanity laden ride, while at other times it’s legit unicorns and rainbows – so breathe deeply and hang on tight.
As a 500-hour Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (ERYT-500) and Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP), Nick has led thousands of practitioners through variations of Ashtanga and Power Vinyasa, yoga fusion formats, and 200-hr and advanced yoga teacher trainings (YTT).
Nick has completed YTT at CorePower and LifePower Yoga in MN., At One Yoga in AZ., and in MI. he completed multiple trainings and worked directly and extensively with Jonny Kest from the Center for Yoga. Jonny having been taught directly by Pattahbi Jois, a disciple of T. Krishnamacharya who is often referred to as “the father of modern yoga.”
Alongside his yoga pursuits and studies, he, in partnership with Katie Haggerty, co-created the WARRIOR SCULPT format and training program at Life Time Fitness. And in the time since Nick has strived daily to embody his personal mantra, “Each inhale: Can I!? Each exhale: I. Just. Did.”