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Damian Groark

Position:Yoga Teacher, RYT-200
Experience:Graduated KLY April 2017
I was born and raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia.  I grew up playing organized sports from 5 years old all the way through college.  I attended Widener University and graduated with a BS in Hospitality Management.  After college I worked my way up the ranks running the premium service departments at the arena that hosted Philadelphia's professional basketball and hockey teams.  In October of 2003 I was given an opportunity to work and live in the keys and enjoy the "island" lifestyle, saying good bye to the cold, grey, rainy Philly winters, and have not looked back since.  I was first introduced to yoga around 2011 when I attended several Ashtanga classes at the Pattabhi Jois studio in Islamorada.  I officially got the yoga bug in May of 2013 when Kathy opened Key Largo Yoga.  I initially enjoyed the physical practice of yoga, building strength and flexibility and losing weight, however this quickly evolved into seeking out the mental and spiritual aspects of yoga.  After four years of consistent daily practice and several workshops I finally decided to take the next step in my journey and signed up for 200 hour yoga teacher training in October of 2016 and graduated in April of 2017.