Yoga saved me.
I began my yoga journey in 2003 humbly. For me, yoga was just going to be an alternative to my usual gym routine—or so I thought. But what I found on the mat was more than just a workout.
In a time of personal hardship, yoga became a kind of mental and physical therapy. As my practice grew, so did my love of yoga and I knew owning a yoga studio was the only possible next step.
My goal is to share the connection to mind, body, and being that I found in yoga with anyone and everyone who seeks it. No matter where you are in your practice, I welcome you with open arms and an open heart.
Yoga surprised me.
I never went looking for yoga, and I never thought it would find me. I’m an athlete at heart—I thrive on challenge and competition. I grew up tackling sports from martial arts to baseball to badminton.
But when my wife, Lizl Fleury, first exposed me to yoga, I found in it a new kind of challenge, something totally different from the rigid drills and exercise of my past. I began to feel the positive effects of yoga not just in my body, but in my whole way of life.
Now I honour my old love of athletics by volunteering with community sports, and my newfound love of yoga by helping my wife fulfill the dream of building a yoga studio.