Hi, I’m Jeff Sargent and as a yoga therapist and teacher I love working with all types of people, especially our veterans and their families. When I started practicing yoga after retiring from the Army I had no idea what it was going to do for me, I just knew I needed something to help heal the mental, physical, and emotional damage I had experienced due to serving over two decades in the Army. Please take a few moments to check out this short video on me recently produced by AARP here. At first I was skeptical, thinking yoga was not something "real men" do. Wow was I mistaken; indeed it has amazing physical benefits, but that’s only the beginning. What I also found is that yoga helped me during the process of healing from PTSD and a lifelong struggle with eating disorders. Read my story HERE. If only I had the tools of yoga earlier to help me with the stress of extremely long and arduous deployments and separations from family. Once I began yoga I never stopped, and in the past 5+ years I have undergone extensive training in yoga therapy, yoga teaching, and specialty yoga training in working with military populations with trauma. My education, coupled with my own personal experiences have given me a unique ability to understand your needs and truly help guide you towards better physical, emotional, and mental health. It is so satisfying and meaningful to me to be able to connect with and help others, especially those who have bravely and selflessly served our country.
I graduated in July 2017 with a Master of Science degree in yoga therapy from Maryland University of Integrative Health - the first and only educational institution in the United States to offer an M.S. in Yoga Therapy. I am earning my certification (C-IAYT) with the International Association of Yoga Therapists and am registered with Yoga Alliance as a Yoga Teacher (RYT) 200.
Originally from the California Bay Area, I decided to call Norfolk, Virginia home after retiring here in 2009. I'm active in my community supporting different efforts including helping our homeless population, and raising funds to support the local arts district. Connect with me on Facebook, you can also get involved in the community by joining GHENTNFK, a group I created in 2015 to help connect our local residents, share happenings, and worthy causes.
Previous Education: I graduated Magna Cum Laude with B.S. in Exercise Science from the University of Tampa ('96) and was selected as the #1 Army ROTC graduate in the United States the same year.
Athletics: I have extensive running and triathlon experience and was my NCAA Conference Cross Country champion ('95) and two time Academic All-American athlete. I have a personal best marathon time of 2h:42m (Boston '96).
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Jeffrey Sargent Major (Retired) US Army, M.S. Yoga Therapy, C-IAYT, RYT, iRest Level 1 Teacher in Training
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