Lost and confused about my path in life; plunging into the rabbit-hole of destructive habits; brought to the mat by an incapacitating back injury, I experienced—and then immersed myself head-first—in the physical, mental and spiritual practices of yoga and Buddhism. Since that moment, I have gone through several teacher trainings and studied with some of the most senior teachers in the Boston area. Since becoming a stay-at-home father, I have taken all the teachings passed on to me by my teachers and applied them in an ever-deepening daily home practice. If I am not practicing meditation and yoga, studying, or writing, I am sharing precious time with my beautiful family.
My backgrounds are originally in the classical Iyengar and Ashtanga lineages, though my practice has synthesized those roots with everything I have learned through the study of biomechanics and anatomy, eastern philosophy and meditation, and personal experience practicing, into a mindful slow-moving vinyasa with attention to breath and a focus on creating external alignment in order to observe internal patterns.
My goal is to guide students towards a deeper connection with themselves, so that they may begin to notice their habits and steer in a direction in which they can begin to live intentionally, from the inside-out, instead of feeling helpless to find direction in the maelstrom of the world. Ultimately, I humbly assist students as they walk their own journey of self-discovery, so that they may move towards joy, thoughtfulness, health, and fulfillment.
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