I have been practicing yoga since 1995. The physical practice of Ashtanga helped me repair my body from countless injuries while playing hockey, football and racing motorcycles. In 2002, after making my first feature documentary film "ONE,” my focus shifted to the spiritual dimension in yoga. While making the movie, I spent three years with some of the world's greatest spiritual teachers, authors and icons such as Deepak Chopra, Robert Thurman, RamDas and Thich Nhat Hanh to name a few. Their teaching, wisdom and insight gave me a bridge to link the body with the mind and spirit. I then found my way to learn the classic eight-limbed path of ashtanga by legendary yogini Beryl Bender Birch in 2005 and, with the encouragement of Beryl, I started teaching right away.
I incorporates my experience as an athlete into the physical practice of the traditional asana. In the teachings, my spiritual understanding is woven in with every-day stories, events, humor and practical applications. I offer a safe space for self exploration with a strong focus on body awareness.
A Michigan native, artist, writer and an independent filmmaker, I have made Ann Arbor my home since 2012. He currently teaches throughout Ann Arbor, offering classes, workshops, events and weekend retreats at different studios and companies. My portfolio includes a variety of styles, ranging from hatha and vinyasa to yin, flow and restorative.