I grew up a regular American kid playing a variety of team sports – which I still participate in to this day. Although I enjoy the competitive nature of sports, I have always had a feeling that there was something missing. In an attempt to find balance I pursued martial arts and eventually found my way to Tai Chi. My continued interest in health and spirituality led me to study yoga and various forms of bodywork. I earned a degree in Aviation from Florida Institute of Technology and after a ten-year career in commercial aircraft sales, I decided to pursue my life’s work in manual therapy, movement, and yoga instruction.
I have studied extensively at various institutions including the Rolf Institute, the International Professional School of Bodywork in San Diego and the Esalen Institute in Big Sur. I am a certified advanced Rolfer (with Jan Sultan and Johnathan Martine) and have two certifications as a Rolf movement practitioner (with Monica Caspari of Brasil and Hubert Godard of France). I continued advanced studies regularly with Godard over the course of several years.
My yoga studies, mostly through the Iyengar system, have nonetheless been comprehensive and diverse within a variety of styles. I have studied with numerous teachers including Richard Freeman, Dona Holleman, Shandor Remete, Rodney Yee, Manouso Manos and Lisa Walford. I have taught at studios in the Los Angeles area, including Yoga Works and Santa Monica Yoga. My method of teaching yoga is grounded in sound anatomical understanding of the body and integrates other movement modalities such as Tai Chi, Feldenkrais Method, Alexander Technique and Continuum Movement.
I currently live in Venice Beach, California, where I have a private practice working with individuals through movement, rolfing and yoga therapy. I conduct advanced movement and anatomy trainings, study groups and workshops throughout the country in studios and retreats. I lecture regularly on the evolution of human movement for the Anthropology Department at LA City Community College. I have taught at University of California Irvine and the Rolf Institute, and lectured at The Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness.