Howard VanEs, M.A. ERYT500, has been committed to wellness and fitness for over 25 years. He has a deep passion for wellness, and a desire to help people learn about the many ways they can improve the quality of their health and lives through mind/body methods. His experience includes weight training, martial arts, yoga, stress management training, and work from his previous role as a psychotherapist.

For over 20 years, Howard has been a dedicated practitioner of hatha yoga and has been teaching yoga for the last 15 years in the Bay Area of California.

Howard is the  author of “Ageless Beauty & Timeless Strength” and the primary author of the wellness book series: “Beginning Yoga: A Practice Manual”, “Abs!”, “Tight Shoulder Relief” and co-author of “Office Ergonomics, Preventing Repetitive Motion Injuries and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome”. He is also the co-producer of the audio CD, “Shavasna/Deep Relaxation”, and creator of the “Yoga on Demand” audio program which features over 14 yoga audios. In addition to writing about and teaching yoga, Howard also leads yoga teacher trainings, wellness seminars and retreats worldwide.

Howard received a yoga teacher certification from Mt. Madonna Center in Watsonville, CA and has also received training from the advanced studies program at The Iyengar Institute of San Francisco. Howard also has an M.A. in counseling psychology.

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