I started practicing yoga in 1978 after reading the autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda. After exploring the work of Swami Satchidananda, BKS Iyengar, Swami Sivananda and Kundalini yoga, I’ve come to rest in the practice of Ashtanga Yoga as taught by Sri Pattabhi Jois. The dynamic nature of the practice drew me in, how it leads to the practice of Pranayama and meditation is what keeps the practice ever evolving. My primary teachers have been Dee Silvers and Manju Jois and I graduated from their teacher training program in the early 2000’s. I’ve also studied with David Swenson, Baron Baptiste, the method of vinyasa krama and have learned a lot about how to practice from my friend David Williams. The work of Gregor Maehle has also had a deep impact on me over these last many years. The study of Bhakti and the yogic scriptures have added such joy and depth…I’ve come to see the practice of Yoga as a tapestry that weaves together methods that allow us to know, through experience, the truth of who we truly are. I’ve been teaching now for 30 plus years. I try and teach with respect and compassion, humor and understanding. Yoga is joy and it’s for everyone!