Adam “Shiva Ram” Rice, grew up in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, USA and has been practicing and teaching yoga since 1999. A former soccer player, Junior Olympic Wrestling gold-medalist, and martial artist, Adam came to yoga after searching for relief from the constant pain his body endured from his many years of athletics, and for the stress he was under from his job in corporate America.
In 1999, Adam met his guru, Shri Divyananda Saraswati Maharaj, and began his training in Integral yoga, in which he discovered a new body awareness and softness that connected and grounded him like never before. He later moved on to Ashtanga – it’s strong movements and discipline greatly appealed to the spiritual warrior inside of him. But it was the flowing energy of the Vinyasa practice where Adam found his home.
Adam’s mantra, “Peace through Power”, combines these three forms – the softness of Integral, the strength of Ashtanga, and the flowing of Vinyasa – into a challenging, but inspirational practice that seeks to re-connect his students with their own inner power and strength, so that they can ultimately relax into the stillness and peace within.
A strong believer in the power of music, Adam uses an inspiring soundtrack to combine the physical and philosophical aspects of yoga, along with meditation, hands-on adjustments, and an exceptional understanding of the body, in order to help his students move forward on their paths.
Adam has taught classes, workshops and retreats around the world. He is a Reiki Master and devotes his professional experience to working extensively with charitable organizations which promote international understanding and conflict resolution. He is Founder and CEO of a Berlin-based company called eTukTuk GmbH which focuses on sustainable marketing and tourism solutions, and is a senior teacher at Spirit Yoga in Berlin.