A Glimpse of Rick
"People wish they could fly. Birds wish they could do yoga."
Languages Spoken: English
Yoga is something I’m fiercely passionate about. I practice every damn day, both on and off the mat. Yoga has helped to change my physique, my strength, my flexibility, but most importantly it has shifted my mindset.
I’m a better person because of yoga, from the inside out - it’s that simple. Yoga is like a secret door leading to rooms I didn’t know I had.
Over the course of spending so much time on the mat, my mind kept getting hungrier for more information and history, my body wanted to unpack all the limbs of yoga, and my heart kept whispering to share my passion with others. I’m a teacher of yoga, and I’m also a forever student.
When you pratice with me you can expect to spend quality time down-regulating, and resetting your nervous system. You will slow down and spend longer times in poses with a focus on relaxation, deepening into the asana, your breath, and lifting your midset. I specialize in restorative, yin, pranayama, and guided and singing bowl meditations.
At age 11, I was a nationally ranked chess champion.
In 2001 I participated in a weekend of teachings with HH the Dalai Lama in Pasadena, CA
My Certifications include; RYT® 200 w/ Wanderlust Yoga, and RYT® 200 w/ YogaRenew.
Partnered-Biomechanics was part of my coursework during my MFA at Carnegie Mellon University. As an undergraduate I studied both World Religions and Warped Timespace.
I beleive there is a dance between the spiritual and science.
I've officiated several of the best weddings in the history of Earth.
My lighthearted yoga antics have been featured on social media channels for: Hyatt Hotels, Prana, Karma and Luck, Xero Shoes, 4rth Sustainable Fashion, and Panama Jack Resorts.
Thank you very much for allowing me to be a part of your journey.
And a friendly reminder that the entire universe dwells inside you.