Rexx Anthony Samuell is a yoga teacher, seasoned teacher trainer, and former studio manager. Introduced to the 12 postures of Sivananda Yoga while studying theatre and dance at university, Rexx started practicing Ashtanga Yoga in 2002, completing Primary Series in 2003 and Intermediate Series in 2006. From 2008 to 2020, Rexx practiced Primary, Intermediate, and Advanced A Series, in addition to Matthew Sweeney’s Vinyasa Krama sequences (Moon, Lion, and Bound).
Beginning in mid-2020, Rexx shifted his practice to seated meditation in order to develop stability of the mind during the tumult of the pandemic. Since late 2020, he discontinued formal practice of the Ashtanga Series and devoted more time to practice of Vinyasa Krama and seated meditation, while pursuing Olympic weightlifting for strength, power, and grace.
In his classes, Rexx is known for his clarity of instruction, his attention to an individual’s needs, and his emphasis on freedom through disciplined practice. His classes are sequenced based upon the needs of the students and draw heavily from an understanding of the principles of movement and progression. Through concentration on alignment within the postures, free breathing and directed gaze, the practices of yoga can be gateways to greater awareness which then seeps into other areas of one’s life.