Join the Movement August 15-18, 2019!
I discovered yoga in 1986 in my hometown of Gunnison, CO. I remember walking out of my first class feeling as if I had taken my first full breath! I fell in love with the physical and spiritual intelligence of the practice of yoga and never stopped. I have a diverse background in the yoga traditions of Iyengar, Vinyasa, Yin and Kaiut Yoga. I studied with Francisco Kaiut for three years from January 2015 through January 2018. During that time I attended numerous Kaiut Yoga workshops and completed the Kaiut Yoga Teacher Training, most of which were sponsored by and held at Yoga Loft in Boulder. Francisco and I chose different paths in late 2017. I began working with his former founding partner, Luciana Ross which prompted the development and evolution of Avita Yoga–a practice of inner self-reflection that uses physical shapes and movements, sometimes demanding and sometimes passive, to access the healing power of the mind. It’s what makes Avita Yoga the yoga of a lifetime, for a lifetime.
I have found that with a curious and self-forgiving approach, yoga can heal almost anything if we are willing to use life’s challenges to get closer to the healing power of mind and body.
Trainings and Certifications
I hold four yoga teacher certifications: two 200-hour, one 300-hour, and one 500-hour. I currently teach Yoga Loft’s 200-hour and 300-hour Avita Yoga Teacher Trainings. As a trained Rolfer, I weave structurally integrative elements into my classes that have practical applications in life. Yoga and the business of yoga is my dharma, a word that inspires both practice and purpose. When we find something that works, we naturally want to share it and I have a lot I want to share. Along with my wife, Lori, I am the proud owner of two Yoga Loft locations – the original one in south Boulder and our newest one in northeast Boulder, aka Gunbarrel, which is also the home of our new Up Dog Cafe. I am the very proud father of our sweet daughter, Georgia, who will be heading off to college in the summer of 2018.