After exploring a wide variety of approaches to yoga, Tom encountered Gary Kraftsow and the Viniyoga lineage of Krishnamacharya. He immediately recognized the transmission of this authentic and integrated lineage as transmitted through Gary Kraftsow.
At the time Tom had a 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher certification with a background in Vinyasa, Yin, and Restorative, yoga. However, recognizing and depth and breath of the Viniyoga tradition, he completed the 1000 hour Viniyoga Therapist training.
Tom has also had the privilege to study with others in the Krishnamacharya lineage including A.G. Mohan, Srivatsa Ramaswami, and Sonya Nelson (Vedic Chanting).