Interview with Zeb Homison

Yoga Factory Pittsburgh

We continue our interview series and kick off with Zeb Homison from the Yoga Factory in Pittsburgh. They join us for a retreat in January 2021 🙂 And we had a nice conversation about Yoga, Community, Retreats and adapting to COVID-19.

A Pittsburgh native, Zeb has studied yoga all over the world. After his intensive, nine week teacher training in Honolulu, Hawaii, Zeb set out to travel and bring the gift of yoga, of health, to as many people and places as possible. From the beaches of Mexico, all throughout the United States, Australia, and Southeast Asia, each new place has put him in touch with wonderful new cultures, new students, and new teachers.

2014 International Champion, Zeb has placed in the top four of the USA Yoga National Finals from 2008 to 2014. Held in India for many years, this international ‘yoga competition’ is founded on the ideal of spreading interest in yoga throughout the world and focuses on the individual improving their own practice, not competition against opponents.

Bringing with him a deep knowledge of yoga technique, Zeb also has an extensive background in dance, physical theater, mask work, and the performing arts. ​

Zeb believes that practicing asana, in any style of yoga, requires mindfulness, precision, and integrity. Through teaching and ongoing dialogue, Zeb aims to bridge the gap between hot and mainstream yoga by providing yoga students and teachers a working knowledge to practice asana safely, refine technique, and maximize benefit.

In this interview we speak about:

  • how Zeb found the way to the yoga mat.
  • the yoga scene in Pittsburgh?
  • how Zeb ended up owning a yoga studio.
  • what yoga community means to Zeb
  • how the Yoga Factory copes with the pandemic
  • what Zeb loves about hosting retreats
  • Zeb’s vision for the Yoga Factory

and much more:)

Thank you for this interview Zeb! We are looking forward to welcoming you end of January! And if you are also interested in hosting a retreat with us, check out this link for more details.