An officially recognized Spiritual Pilgrim (UNESCO), my personal wellness journey started when a friend who drank the yoga Kool-Aid convinced me to give it a try. I've come a long way from being the clichéd military veteran who responded with macho bravado, "stretching is what I do before I work out." Yoga, meditation/mindfulness and spiritual pilgrimage have become major aspects of my life; I've also become very passionate about sharing them with people of all experience levels... free of the bravado. .
Pre-Covid I led groups and/or solo travelers into the wilderness, up mountains/volcanos and through various yoga/meditation practices. Post Covid I've been guiding meditation/mindfulness, leading backcountry expeditions, instructing rock climbing workshops and occasionally teaching classes at fancy yoga studios.