Richard is a certified Yoga instructor and has spent nearly twenty years training in various aspects of Yoga. He offers training in the traditional Hatha style and the dynamic Vinyasa style of Yoga. Richard is the co-founder and director of Yoga Dynamics, a multi-styled studio located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Yoga Dynamics was established in January of 2010, and has since acquired a loyal following of instructors and students.
Born and raised in upstate New York, he’s been living in Asia for the last ten years studying eastern philosophy and teaching Yoga. Richard has traversed countries like China, Myanmar, India, Nepal, Malaysia and Thailand, and each land has opened like an oyster offering pearls of wisdom. He spent two years in India studying Yoga and one year in Myanmar studying Vipassana meditation.
Richard's style blends the main principles of the Iyengar Method and Ashtanga Vinyasa. He teaches students how to be technically sound in the postures without sacrificing rhythm and flow. He utilizes dynamic adjustments to give the students a deeper experience.
Richard has trained with several prominent Iyengar Yoga teachers in India and the United States, and has also studied at and employs techniques from the Vivekananda Yoga Institute (VYASA) in Bangalore, India. He completed his Teacher Training program with Yoga Master Bharath Shetty in Mysore, India.
Richard is a registered member of Yoga Alliance. He holds a certificate in anatomy and physiology from Fulton Montgomery College in upstate New York. Besides teaching in Malaysia, Richard has also spent time teaching in India and his homeland of New York.