I'm grateful for all my amazing teachers, and I consider family and nature to be my greatest gurus. What began as primarily a physical pursuit that “felt good” has now become a way of life. When I'm not teaching around the world, I'm teaching daily classes, surfing, parenting, and doing as little as possible.
Why I Practice
I began yoga as a teenager meditating on the sands of Venice Beach, California. I have studied, practiced, and taught many styles of yoga from vigorous and energizing to therapeutic and restorative. I believe all styles are valuable, and that there is no one style that fits everyone. Yoga should be individualized to suit the unique needs of every student, and those needs change as we change.
Why I Teach
My teaching style is down to earth, playful and seemingly casual, yet firmly grounded in the yogic principles of kindness, honesty, gratitude, moderation, and joy. I believe yoga can help bring out the best in people by simply helping us be ourselves.
Some my yoga endeavors include founder and director of Tosa Yoga, Kochi-ken, Japan, “Feel Good Yoga” DVD, and YogaWorks teacher trainer. I helped create the YogaWorks Destination Program with Alicia Cheung offering 200-hour teacher trainings worldwide. I teach a variety specialty workshops and retreats including surfing/yoga, Thai massage, Yin Yoga, and MyoFascial Release Therapy. I most recently become one of the founders of Samdhana Yoga, an organization devoted to bringing community together for healing and giving back.