Meet Jeff

A little about me:

As a yoga therapist I love working with all types of people. 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, including multiple combat tours.

At first I was skeptical, thinking yoga was not something "real men" do. I was sorely mistaken; indeed it has amazing physical benefits, but that’s only the beginning. What I also found is yoga helped me during the process of healing from PTSD and a decades long struggle with bulimia. Read my story HERE and please check out the video to the left. 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. In the past several 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 and truly help guide you towards greater physical, emotional, and mental health. It is so satisfying and meaningful to me to be able to connect with and help others on their journey of empowerment through yoga.

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 Certified with the International Association of Yoga Therapists and am registered with Yoga Alliance as a Yoga Teacher (RYT-500).

Originally from the California Bay Area, I currently live and work as a Yoga Therapist in Tacoma, Washington at Madigan Army Medical Center in the Interdisciplinary Pain Management Center (IPMC). Connect with me on Instagram @JeffSargentYoga

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).

In my free time I love to cook, travel, snow ski, walk the beautiful trails at Point Defiance Park, watch movies at The Grand Cinema, and create fun solo dance party videos at home. :)