Bill Banick

Bill is one half of BigFaceLove Yoga, whose philosophy is rooted in the ancient sciences of Hatha Yoga and Tantra, which seek to bring about transformation of the self through practices which build and focus energy. Bill uses levity and technique to prompt students to move beyond perceived limitations to reach their infinite potential. His classes are an eclectic mix designed to suit the mood and abilities of the students present.

Form and flow, dynamic and still, challenging and relaxing, all seeming opposites blend into a harmonious balancing of mind, body and spirit. Bill instructs individuals and groups of all experience levels and has adapted yoga classes and series to meet the needs of children, autistic and special needs children, adults with multiple sclerosis (M.S.) and senior populations. Bill feels graced to serve his students.

In addition to Yoga, Bill also teaches Taijiquan (or T’ai-Chi) and Kung-Fu. He continues to train with top instructors in the U.S. and China and draws on a wide range of styles to guide both his classes and his personal practice. His lineage is Northern Wu Taijiquan and Liu Seong Royal Kung-Fu. Bill’s primary teachers are in the tradition are David Dolbear of Syracuse, NY and Liu Chang-Jiang of Beijing, China. He also earned the Rank of Orange Sash in Liu Seong Royal Kung-Fu. Bill earned a B.A. in Psychology from Penn State and has worked with the nonprofit HealthLink for Africa International. Bill's other joys are wife Kristin, dogs Sam and Etta, and cats Rosie and Grandpa. Bill and Kristin spend most of their free time either in the garden or playing in Long Island Sound near their Morris Cove bungalow.


  • 200 hour teacher training, YogaSpirit
  • 500 hour teacher training "Teaching Deeper Practices: In the Lineage of Para Yoga", Sue Neufeld and Kathryn Templeton
  • Rod Stryker's ParaYoga
  • Bill continues to study at the Himalayan Institute, Honesdale, PA, the U.S. home of the tradition in the lineage of Swami Rama of the Himalayas.