vyp ambassador / REGIONAL MANAGER
Rick Trzcinski / TEXAS
Rick Trzcinski began studying yoga in 2007 when he attended a weekend workshop “Yoga for a Healthy Neck and Back” with Dr. Mark Uridel. Walking with a cane at the time due to neurological issues from chronic Lyme disease and a serious fall from a roof, Rick began yoga for relief of back and neck pain, and he hasn’t stopped since. He went on to train with the Living Yoga Program of Austin, Texas and received his 200 hour registered Hatha Yoga Teaching Certification in 2009. He attained his RYT-500 hour certification in April of 2015 from Yoga Yoga of Austin, Texas and in 2016 attained the E-RYT 500 certification with Yoga Alliance. He graduated from the yoga therapy training program at Yoga Yoga of Austin, Texas on May 19th 2017 and received a yoga therapy certification with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (C-IAYT). He is a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP) and is also a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT), the Veterans Yoga Project (VYP), and Yoga for Vets.org.
Rick is the Veterans Affairs Voluntary Services (VAVS) representative for the Sons of the American Legion (SAL) Squadron #208 in Kerrville, Texas and the Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation (VA & R) committee chairman for the Sons of the American Legion, Detachment of Texas. He has trained with Dr. Daniel Libby of the Veterans Yoga Project (VYP) to teach mindful resilience yoga to Veterans with PTSD and Trauma and most recently has been asked by Dr. Libby to be the Regional Development Manager for the South Central Region for VYP. VYP is an approved vendor for the VA. Rick has also trained with Dr. Richard Miller of the Integrative Restoration Institute (IRI). iRest, one of the principal programs offered by IRI, is a research-based transformative practice of deep relaxation and meditative inquiry and is currently being utilized in VA hospitals, military bases, hospitals and clinics, hospice, homeless shelters, community programs, and schools. Research has shown that iRest effectively reduces PTSD, depression, anxiety, insomnia, chronic pain and chemical dependency while increasing health, resiliency, and well-being. Rick has been teaching weekly chair/wheelchair yoga at the Kerrville VA to the Alzheimer’s / Dementia group and other in-house patients since 2010. He also teaches a Veterans only class at his studio for Veterans struggling with PTSD and / or Trauma. This class is free to Veterans, love donations are accepted. He is a member of Yoga for Vets.org. where-by Veterans get their first four yoga classes for free, to try it out. He continues to train with numerous instructors from around the country.
He is the owner of Rick's Yoga Therapy and teaches at the Hill Country's premier Pilates and Yoga Center located at the Center for Fitness 2, 1407 Water street Kerrville, Texas. He has many group classes for all levels of experience and is available for private yoga therapy sessions at his clinic as well. Rick is looking forward to sharing with you what can be a life changing experience. Yoga has dramatically changed his life for the better. He continues train and to learn more about yoga and what his life’s purpose and journey really is.