As Creator & Director of the Silk Road Sangha & Multidisciplinary Yoga Teacher Training, I encourage you to explore yogic practices, to focus on the teachings (not the teacher) and trust you will walk your own road of self-actualization. I have over 30 years experience working with varieties of people, ages & stages of life – many with unique conditions or maladies.
I have gained most of my education, on meditation & yoga, from monastics.
Here are some vignettes from my pathway…
Adaptive yoga & meditation w/ US combat veteran amputees, their relatives, other patients and hospital staff at the Military Advanced Training Center (MATC) of the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC).
One-on-one clinical yoga sessions w/ patients, to address the #1 malady in the US Military, low back pain. Defense & Veteran’s Center for Integrative Pain Management. (DVCIPM)
Yoga intervention for effectiveness on African American breast cancer survivors. The Howard University Cancer Center (HUCC)
Yoga & relaxation for US veterans with PTSD – National Intrepid Center of Excellence. (NiCOE)
Warrior Camp – Sitting meditation & Multidisciplinary Yoga, for US Combat Veterans with PTSD, working with EMDR psychotherapists and Equine Therapists.
Friendship Place /La Casa – Sitting meditation, qi gong and yogasana for a recovering homeless population living in permanent supportive housing.
Yoga on the Rocks – annual hike on Old Rag Mountain of Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, USA.
Yoga at Camp Mantz – annual get together for yoga, meditation & community surrounded by the flora & fauna in southern Maryland, USA.
I mentor with the IMCW.
In my spare time, I occasionally fell dead trees.
My highest yoga is to rock climb & I learned the traditional way, from my friend (Matt).
My past life, as an artist-educator. I performed in multicultural & interactive presentations, with audiences of children at the: Barns of Wolf Trap, Imagination Stage, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and The Smithsonian Institutions’s Discovery Theater. I also danced a little bit…
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