I have been teaching Yoga for over 35 years and have achieved the highest certification from Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500-T . Over these many years of teaching Yoga I have accumulated well over 8 thousand hours of teaching experience. I am qualified to teach several styles of yoga but I specialize in Hatha Yoga which is the more trditional style of Yoga. My outlook on life has always been deeply influenced by my love of nature and sport. I love to swim and cycle and just be outside and when I moved to Hawaii in 1989 I began teaching my yoga classes outdoors because it seemed to be the best environment to experience the healing effects of yoga. The first year I arrived in Hawaii I learned to surf and ultimately became a surfing instructor at the age of 40. Shortly after I learned to surf I opened a surfing school which I ran for many years but at the same time I continued teaching my outdoor yoga classes, yoga helped me stay in prime condition for the riggers of surfing. I believe though that my surfing instruction experience has also added immeasurably to my yoga teaching skills, in as much as, it taught me to deliver my instructions in a clear, precise and succinct manner as to not confuse or distract the student from the task at hand. I have been teaching Yoga on Siesta key Public beach for 4 years and have come to appreciate the people and the beauty of this place and I feel blessed that I have such an extraordinary place to teach what I love most , Yoga. If you would like to know more about my yoga teaching style please go to the “About Yoga Classes”.
I became a vegetarian when I was 14 years old and I have maintained a very healthy lifestyle my whole life. I am nonjudgemental and embraces all people of all nations. Beyond our differences: beyond religion, politics and culture, Earth remains, the (literal) ground of our being. Disconnected and distracted, we search for meaning. Overworked and overwhelmed, we struggle. Leave the struggle and the search behind. Whether or not you practice an established faith tradition, you are always welcome to my yoga classes which are held outdoors on mother earth. By virtue of being a human being, you are connected to this Holy Ground. It is your birthright. Welcome. Theology is beside the point. In the quest to reclaim Earth as holy ground, the last thing we should do is become bogged down in arguments about the nature of the Divine, or slip into “my god is bigger/better than your god” squabbles, or worse yet devolve into endless debates about whether or not there even is a God.
Natural spirituality offers us a vision of something greater than ourselves that transcends our individual concepts of Deity. Remember that natural spirituality, meaning connection to the Earth as sacred and the broader Universe as a whole, is the birthright of every human being. It is part of who we are. One can practice a natural spirituality as well as keep the traditions of one’s faith or heritage.
We can journey together, and as we do, we find that direct experience of the natural world is at once inspiring and nourishing to our spirits. As we journey, we can begin to spiritually disconnect from the destructive aspects of our culture. Earth is under assault ecologically but despite it all, despite the species extinctions, the poisoned land, the diminished diversity and the warming oceans it is still our sacred space, our holy ground. We need to claim it and celebrate it as such. We have no other. Join my yoga classes and celebrate with me the divine earth at Siesta Key beach.