As a youngster I was inspired by Gomez Addams, the relentlessly cheerful, spontaneously subversive and profoundly eccentric patriarch of the Addams Family who, as far as I know, was the first person, fictional or otherwise, to regularly do shirshasana (headstand) on primetime TV.
The devotional philosophy of bhakti yoga eventually provided the foundation for my spiritual practice and I was formally initiated into the Gaudiya Vaisnava tradition of Krishna bhakti, with its emphasis on kirtan, mantra meditation and the study of spiritual philosophy, in 1978.
The better part of the following four years were spent living in ashrams and spiritual communities. I expanded my yoga practice at the Jivamukti Yoga School in New York City in 2007 and dedicated myself to becoming both an accomplished practitioner and teacher of the Jivamukti method.
I completed my 300-Hour Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Training with Sharon Gannon and David Life in 2009 and the Jivamukti Yoga Apprenticeship program with Maria Preuster in 2011, earning an 800-hour certification as a Jivamukti Yoga teacher. I currently teach studio classes in Washington DC, provide private instruction, and lead workshops throughout the Mid-atlantic region.