George Geddis

George has lived at the Himalayan Institute for 1.5 years and will be hosting his first retreat to United States Veterans at the Himalayan Institute in June 2021.

George Geddis is a 200 RYT, trained in the Himalayan tradition. His sojourn to find peace in the mind and healing of the body is inspired by his personal experience as a Machine gunner in the Second Marine Division.

George served in multiple combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan between 2007 - 2011. In his role as a Marine, he was a part of the war and experienced its ravaging influence on the human psyche and resulting moral and emotional injuries.

Despite various treatment interventions for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder for several years, George noticed only marginal results in his healing journey. This led him to reassess his treatment regimen and seek healing not just for his body, but also for his mind and spirit at the Himalayan Institute.

George's classes are designed to address trauma and its myriad manifestations in the human body.
He introduces breath work and breath-guided movement to his clients to dislodge trauma from their bodies.

George is a part-time resident at the Himalayan Institute. He is an itinerant Yoga teacher and shares his practice with fellow Veterans, all over the country.

When not teaching yoga or engaging in manual labor George enjoys hiking, writing poetry, and riding motorcycles.