LEX GILLAN has studied with world-class teachers since the ’60s including Ram Dass, Chogyam Trungpa and Fr. Thomas Keating and has been a full-time yoga instructor since 1974 when he founded The Yoga Institute in Houston. Mr. Gillan now teaches the Yoga Teacher Training and National Certification Course. He is a co-founder and trustee of Rose Mountain Retreat Center in New Mexico and is a consultant at the Institute for Spirituality and Health in the Texas Medical Center. Mr. Gillan is partner and serves on the board of Brazos Bookstore and the Margaret Austin Retreat Center as well as serving as an Advisory Director of the Hope and Healing Institute in Houston. More recently (2013) he is the founder and president of the National Association of Certified Yoga Teachers. Mr. Gillan is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin University.