I was born and raised in London, England, with a keen interest on sport, particularly the game of rugby. I suffered numerous sports injuries over the years, but at the age of 21, a blown out knee was the final straw. I hung up my boots, completed a degree in Sports Science, and started my professional life as a personal trainer and sports massage therapist.
In 1997, I discovered Iyengar yoga, which over time cured my lingering aches and pains. A few years later, Ashtanga yoga appealed to my need for athletic, sweaty, mindful exercise, and later still, Vinyasa Flow for its more innovative expression. I became a yoga teacher in 1999 and have a strong following of students in the bay area and Surrey, England.
Despite being incredibly strong, flexible and peaceful on the outside, my inner world was fraught with frustrations and insecurities. It wasn't until extensive Reichian Psychotherapy could I find a deeper self acceptance which later inspired me in 2013, to earn my Master's Degree in Integral Counseling Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS). I gained my marriage and family therapist license in 2017 and specialize in holding rites of passage for boys and men.