I view teaching yoga as service, drawing on many years as a student of an Awakened master to enrich my hatha yoga classes. This auspicious meeting in 1998 kick started a life-long journey in the practices of meditation, mantra, karma yoga and self-inquiry. I have been formally teaching yoga since 2002.
I was certified as an Anusara yoga teacher in 2009, becoming the first certified teacher in Asia. Anusara is a principle-centered, alignment-based hatha yoga method, which at the time had one of the most rigorous certification processes in the industry. Though I now teach in my own intuitive way, drawing also from my martial arts background, I still use Anusara’s highly effective alignment principles. My classes are also influenced Tony Briggs, a senior Iyengar teacher from the San Francisco Bay area, with whom I have studied in-depth.
Generally, my classes include a dynamic flow punctuated by clear alignment instructions and demonstrations. In my teaching, I also seek to impart the understanding that 'aligning and flowing' can have a deeper implication: that of connecting us to our profound state of intuitive wisdom and joy—the Awakened state of flow.
Originally from the New York area, I have taught at major studios in San Francisco, Singapore, and Thailand. Currently based in Singapore, my wife Shirley and I teach workshops, present at yoga conferences, and offer deeper immersions and teacher trainings, both locally and internationally. My deepest wish is that my students and all beings find peace through abiding as Awareness.