Since childhood, he has pursued the growth and development of both mind and body in what started with a deep interest in the martial arts. After reaching a second degree black belt in Taekwondo, he went on to teach as an assistant and many years later found Capoeira where he trained and taught with the American Capoeira Association in Boulder/Denver, Colorado. His interest in the development of the self, led him to meditation, further opening the doors to yoga and healing. He began his study of various forms of yoga in 1998, later receiving his teaching certification in Nasik, India in classical yoga (the original 8-limb ashtanga practice as outlined by Patanjali). He is also a Reiki Master in the Mikao Usui tradition. His yoga and meditation classes seek to incorporate the holistic practice of yoga illuminating the transcendental element of yoga’s deeply spiritual origin. His time off the mat is usually spent immersed in the beauty of the Rocky Mountains or in his musical passions of djing/producing ethnic-electronic music and the exploration of trance-dance as a method for healing, expression, and self-realization.