Eugene Blount, Yogi Gene as his students like to call him is the founder of Compasna Yoga. He has been practicing and teaching yoga for over twenty years. Yogi is a member of Yoga Alliance and International Association of Yoga Therapist. Yogi Gene is a student first and foremost. He holds the following designations through the Yoga Alliance: E-RYT-500, RPYT (Registered Pre-natal Yoga Teacher), RCYT(Registered Children Yoga Teacher), and YCEP( Yoga Continuation Education Provider). In addition, he holds the following designations with the IAYT(International Association of Yoga Therapist): C-IAYT (Certified International Association Yoga Therapist). Furthermore, as a Spiritual non-denominational minister of over 25-years, Yogi has been blessed to experience people of a variety of different faiths and spiritual beliefs. The teachings of the Rig Vedas, Kama Sutra, Mahatbharata, Bhagavadgita, Yoga Sutras, Bible, and many other spiritual works have inspired his life’s work. He has studied religion at Harvard and LifeStyle as medicine at Harvard Medical School and Plant Based Nutrition at Cornel University. Recently, he completed Y12SR Certification with Nikki Myers and is currently completing OUD (Opioid Use Disorder) studies at Harvard Medical School in order to better understand addictions impact on each of us. It is through this understanding that we can be of better service to those who suffer from addiction. He is dedicated to working with those who have fallen through the cracks of society or who are voiceless. Yogi Gene is a Vegan of more than ten years and is an animal activist. Presently he is a Faculty member of the Ganesha’s Yoga and Wellness Yoga Alliance Registered School. When he is not on the mat, he enjoys spending time with those in need and with his wife (Lauren Blount) of 25-years, his 4-cats and 2-dogs.