Ted McDonald is a yoga teacher, fitness trainer, endurance athlete, entrepreneur, philanthropist and modern day adventurer. A former Elite Adventure Racer and a Lacrosse player at UCLA, he has been an athlete his entire life. Always the explorer, he fell in love with yoga after taking his first class, "it was a physical, spiritual, emotional and mental cleanse all-in-one."
He began teaching yoga and meditation over a decade ago and continues to compete in marathons, triathlons, trail races and ultra marathons. Educated in both Iyengar and Ashtanga styles of yoga, he focuses his yoga sessions on strength, alignment and breathing, in order to help students increase their flexibility, strength and focus. He teaches many forms of meditation and a yin or restorative yoga class specifically designed to lengthen connective tissue, prevent injuries and open energetic pathways in the body. He is the founder of Adventure Yoga Retreats, a company that organizes premium travel adventures that enrich lives and inspire people to live life at their highest level. His versatility and knowledge allows him to successfully tailor his teaching and retreats to a diverse audience, including professional athletes, business professionals, yoga teachers, as well as beginning students
He owns 5 Point Yoga, the premiere yoga and fitness studio in Malibu, California. Ted co-created Tony Horton’s p90x:2 yoga DVD and is featured in p90x:3 Yoga, p90x:3 Isometrix as well as Tony’s yoga “expert” for his one-on-one video series. He is a long time Lululemon ambassador and is the designated yoga teacher for the Tour de France winning pro cycling BMC Racing Team. He is a featured teacher on Yogavibes.com and created the yoga program at The Ranch at Live Oak Malibu which was named in Travel & Leisure’s World’s Best Spas for 2012 & 2013.