1- In less than a minute, tell us who you are and why we keep hearing good things about you.
I’m an ordinary guy who decided in middle age to explore what I might be able to do with my body. I approach life and movement with a combination of curiosity and compassion. And I'm committed to challenging assumptions around aging.
2- What inspired you, if any, to join the Warrior Flow 200-Hour Yoga Training’s faculty?
I am excited to be part of the faculty because Warrior Flow encourages a spirit of inquiry and seeks to teach students how movement is for everybody, not just some bodies.
3- Who were your role models? And what pushed you to learn and become who you are today?
I continue to collect role models. Most of the people I model myself after these days are themselves constantly questioning and evolving. I find this admirable since it's so tempting to live in self-made cages of competence, expertise, comfort and self-satisfaction.
4- What were the pivotal roadblocks and challenges you encountered along the way that helped you define your path?
A pivotal moment of growth occurred when I realized that I didn't have to be naturally good at something in order to enjoy it and benefit from it. I used to avoid things that I couldn't grasp fairly quickly. Then for no particular reason, that changed and whole worlds of possibility and engagement opened up.
5- What can we all do right now to make this world a better place?
To make this world a better place, we need to be better listeners - not just to other people but to everything.