Tired of spin classes and the gym routine, Bill tried yoga and quickly became a daily student at Om Sweet Om where he found that Yoga was much more than a physical practice and was an influence to him both on the mat and in life.
Gail Grossman and Lisa Bondy were not only his primary teachers but became inspirational people as well as friends. Having completed the teacher training at Om Sweet Om in 2009, he has been teaching since then with enjoyment and energy. It has been quite a switch since his days as a data expert for Wall Street firms.
Bill teaches an Ashtanga based Vinyasa style with a strong focus on breath while incorporating an undercurrent of Iyengar and a bit of Kundalini and Shivananda asanas. He has enjoyed learning and incorporating it all and customizes his classes based on the needs of his students. He brings to his classes both a strong commitment as well as a playful quality that his students enjoy and loves to see them try new things and be empowered by their results.
Since his initial training he has studied with Iyengar certified teachers Jean Aronoff, Kofi Busia, Susan Marcus and Eleanor Williams. He has attended workshops with Ashtanga experts David Williams and David Swenson and has taken classes with Dharma Mittra, John Friend, and anti-gravity expert Shelly Bomb. He has also trained with Dr. Richard P. Brown and Qi Yong Master Robert Peng who focus on breath for healing and stress reduction. In addition, he was also fortunate to take three weeks of classes with Sharath and Saraswati Jois over the past two years. He is currently working with Ashtanga expert Stacey Plaske and has recently spent a weekend training with Richard Freeman.
Bill enjoys tennis, cycling and traveling and is a highly accomplished bridge player. He lives with his wife and has two grown sons
Bill Dinner instructs the following:
This class is appropriate for all levels of yoga students who have some experience with yoga. The instructor will offer modifications for newer students as well as more challenging poses for advanced students. (not recommended for pure beginners)
This class is for experienced beginners who wish to take their practice to the next level. Vinyasa Flow level one classes include the basics of a flow class, which is a dynamic practice that focuses on combining movement with breath control - an energizing and invigorating yogic experience.