Derek Hopkins (E-RYT 500, CYT 1000): Severe injuries tabled Derek’s trajectory and took him to yoga as a way to avoid knee surgery and rehabilitate out of a challenging time in his life. He was so empowered by this practice that he trained to teach it professionally. He was so effective with his initial clients – former Olympians, severely injured athletes, people with limitations – that he was led to open Prana Das as an educational and therapeutic center to help others. There is no one with whom Derek is unable to share yoga so that it has a positive impact on his/her life. Derek has the highest levels of certification to teach Yoga and Yoga Therapy that are offered in the field.