My teaching philosophy includes practical elements of Patanjali’s eight limbs of Raja yoga combined with deep wisdom derived from the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Tantra, the Kriya Yoga of Paramahansa Yogananda, and other traditions from both East and West.

Full disclosure: I’m not here to help you manage your stress, beautify your body, or become better adjusted to the world.* If that were the case, I wouldn’t be doing my job as a teacher and besides, you can get that approach anywhere.

Instead, I share Krishnamurti’s view that, It is no great measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.  

My calling, then, is to help guide you closer to experiencing the Truth of who and what you are, which transcends your current perception.  

When you discover your “real identity” — not just intellectually but by having experienced it — you become lucid in this waking dream, and you’ll see the world through a completely different lens.  

You will move toward an experience of true well-being, because your sense of self and of what’s important are no longer predicated on the perceptions and expectations of the world around you.  

If that sounds daunting, it certainly can be. This is not an easy path that we walk. It requires patience and gentleness with one’s self. 

If Self-realization were easy, everyone would be Enlightened.    

But this is why the practices of Yoga exist, and why they were created — to give seekers a way to transform their experience of themselves … a way to live differently, from a truer perspective. The practice of Yoga can deliver us from our conditioning and from being beholden to the whims of our environment.  

It’s a system proven effective by Yogis for millennia, and it works. You just have to choose it, and commit.  

After all, the Yogis of old didn’t sit in their caves and eat nettles all those years so that the rest of us could look good on Instagram.  


*Those things may come to pass as side effects, but they are not the goal.


Yoga Ignition relies on:

Hatha/Kriya Practices

Selected simple but powerful practices geared toward beginning to intermediate yogis. Includes lessons on essential asana, japa (chanting), and shatkarma (body purification).

Jnana (Wisdom)

Jnana means “wisdom” or learning. Most yoga classes only teach you how to perform asana, but not its energetic effects. You’ll get all the yoga theory you need to put your practice into the proper context.


Pranayama isn’t just breath control, it’s energy control we perform on multiple levels. It includes things like focusing your attention and your physical “attitudes” (your mudras).