Roman Szpond, Owner and Director of Gratitude

Roman Szpond, is an E-RYT500 yoga teacher, businessman, innovator, founder of Personal Power Yoga Yoga Student And Teacher Training Programs, and for the past two decades, has owned and operated 4 prominent studios and trained hundreds of students eager to tap into the power of yoga to help transform their lives.  

Roman's personal development as a teacher and leader in the industry began over 20 years ago.  Roman's first visit to India touched him so deeply, that upon return to the U.S. he immediately began his research and studies.  Roman immersed himself with senior Iyengar and Anusara teachers as well as mentors like Baron Baptiste and Rod Stryker.  Like his teachers before him, Roman began to develop a system that was inclusive and extracted all of the best qualities from the different systems he studied. 

In 2002, Roman opened Inner Strength Studios.  His intention was to bring together, train, and work with some of the best yoga teachers in the Boston area to offer real, powerful yoga and help transform lives. 

Built on the success of his first studio location,  he opened two more Inner Strength locations. 


In May of 2018, Inner Strength Studios was acquired by YogaWorks. 

Having a renewed sense of purpose and direction, Roman purchased Gratitude Hot Yoga in Raleigh N.C. in December of 2018.  

Roman Szpond

Roman Szpond

Roman and his wife Felicia are the proud parents of Hudson and Harper, 8 and 6 respectfully.  When Roman is not running Gratitude, he and his family enjoy spending time with extended family, friends, living a life of wellness, exploring the outdoors and are committed to living life to the fullest.