Tom Pilarzyk is an administrator at the largest community-based technical college in the Midwest as well as a registered Yoga instructor with a twenty-year commitment to both Yoga and meditation. With a doctorate in the social sciences, he has written scholarly publications on religious movements and strategic management in higher education. His work appears in Sociological Analysis, Religious Studies Review, Review of Religious Research, Humanity and Society, Pacific Sociological Review, Social Compass, Journal of College Admissions, Journal of College Student Retention and Journal of Applied Research in the Community College. Comfortable wearing many professional hats, Tom has been a community and market researcher as well as a staff director for a national medical society. He has penned reports for corporations, associations, educational institutions, and non-profit agencies.
Love of Yoga is reflected in his writings for teachers and serious practitioners, appearing in Yoga Therapy in Practice, Yogi Times, Sacred Pathways Magazine, YogaChicago Magazine, M Magazine andSynchronicity Magazine. Yoga also feeds his lifelong love of travel, whether it be writing on the Dublin Yoga scene, sampling Parisian Yoga options, or attending retreats stateside in the Appalachians and Rockies. Tom lives in the lakeside community of Shorewood, Wisconsin and teaches Yoga for an agency providing integrative therapies to Milwaukee’s Latino community.