I’m a professional photographer and photo editor. At 54 my body was in decline due to sedentary photo editing work. I’ve always been active and I knew intrinsically that my body was capable of healing. I found yoga and I set a goal to mitigate the deterioration. I went hard and ten years later, thanks to amazing instructors and community support, I teach master yoga classes in NYC.
I’ve encountered thousands of men during my journey who were looking to incorporate strength building flexibility, mindfulness, and nutrition as they aged and wanted a program that could be customized to accommodate their needs and lifestyle. With their feedback, I developed a functional fitness, yoga based movement practice and lifestyle program to benefit men specifically.
In 2019 I co-founded The Yoga Gent, a holistic health and wellness, closed-loop app for men 35 to 65. It offers four modalities: functional fitness, nutrition, mindfulness, and community designed to offset the typical aging process most men face. The Yoga Gent specializes in customizing these modalities and augments them with AI, Skeletal Tracking and 3D Body Mapping to create a modern program tailored to each user.
How has yoga changed your life?
Yoga has given me the ability to slow down, focus, be in my body and it has given me better coping skills in this chaotic environment.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
A fearless rebel.
Who would play you in the film of your life?
Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin. Or Dobby.
When are you happiest?
Being embodied, creative and purposeful.
What are your classes like?
Traditional yoga vinyasa sequences along with strength building techniques and somatic experience tools. There are both breathwork and mindfulness segments as stand alone modalities and integrated throughout the practice.
When do you teach?