Co-Founder of Innovative Yogis
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
I grew up in Boulder CO, playing every sport that my parents could sign me up for, finding myself on the starting roster and pulled into special training sessions on tracks and in gyms. At the same time, my family exposed me to meditation retreats, yoga, and service. As it was the 90’s, there was still plenty of “weirdo” stigma around those practices, and my young mind cared mostly about being cool, so despite the exposure I refused to add these habits into my life.
In high school I dislocated my shoulder multiple times playing football, and went for several surgeries. My sports career ended as the doctors couldn’t fix me, and my post high school years were spent travelling the world working for non-profit organizations, including the Mind and Life Institute, a group bringing together scientists and contemplatives (like the Dalai Lama) to bridge these two seemingly separate worlds, and the PeaceJam Foundation, which connects youth with Nobel Peace Prize Laureates for mentoring and service projects.
Spending time with accomplished practitioners, world class scientists, and grassroots change-makers inspired me to complete my bachelors degree in Psychology, the scientific field which studies human behavior and leads the research effort on yoga and meditation. Upon returning to school In 2011 I began a regular daily practice of yoga, and I completed my 200 hour teacher training in 2014.
I’ve taken a winding road to arrive here, and am filled with joy to have the opportunity to share everything I have learned about yoga, from the postures to the philosophy to the science behind why it all works, with every soul that is ready to receive it.
Shambhava Yoga Teacher Training 2013 – 2014
University of Colorado Denver 2010 – 2014
Mind and Life Institute 1998 – 2013
Allard Suspenshen Training 2015 - 2016
Study of Buddhism & Meditation 1989 – Present