For twenty-odd years, I've explored life and experience from both eastern and western perspectives. My journey began in earnest the day I drummed up the nerve to walk into a Tibetan Buddhist meditation center and participate in the philosophy and practices of that tradition. Along the way, I learned a bit of exercise physiology and functional movement, some personal training, yoga, pilates and cycling.

In 2009 I became a Spin instructor, and then an avid road cyclist. Thanks to technology and COVID, I adapted to riding indoors on a trainer, and now my bike season is year round!

During my early years of teaching indoor cycling, I became enamored with yoga, and completed a 200 hour certification course in 2011. Since then, I've gathered a drawer full of other yoga certifications and trainings, and became a Certified Yoga Therapist in 2016, working with small groups and individuals to address specific dysfunctions and imbalances in body, energy and mind.

I've led dozens of workshops in yoga and meditation practices, helped train yoga teachers, and I teach classes in Vinyassa-style, gentle yoga, therapeutic yoga, mindfulness, and deeper spiritual practices.

All of this leads me back to my purpose, which I discovered on the first page of the first Buddhist book I ever picked up - the purpose of life is to create an enlightened society, to manifest the best version of myself for the benefit of others.

Through these practices, we learn to move better, breathe easier, think more clearly, and integrate more fully into the world.

I'm doing my best to stick to that program, and I invite others to join me!