Ben is a drummer and his love of music sent him around the country playing for crowds some nights and crickets others! Regardless of the circumstance, he has always been grateful for the chance to travel and explore. Years of sleeping in vans and on floors, heavy lifting and heavier playing created a lot of tension in his body. Seeking some relief from the chronic shoulder pain and migraines, he showed up to class at SHAKTI. Shazam! Like magic, he felt the built up tensions in his body melt and begin to fade away. The feeling he got after every class was invigorating and uplifting! As this practice continued to make shifts in him, the urge to explore further sent him to various workshops with master instructors such as Bryan Kest, Shiva Rea, Ana Forrest, Mas Vidal and Seane Corn, among many others. It was after attending the Teacher Assisting Program with Lisa Black that he decided he wanted to share this gift with others through instructing. He has spent 2011 mentoring closely with Lisa Black and many of the SHAKTI team in the Teacher Mentorship Program. Continuing on the path to teaching he has completed Level I training with Baron Baptiste in 2011, The Art of Assisting with BPYI and Level II Training with Baron Bapiste in 2013. He is an accredited RYT 200.
It is Ben’s intention to guide each class with care and attention focused on healthy alignment while allowing the freedom to find your practice and work intelligently at surfing your own personal edge. His hope is to aid in awakening each and every yogi’s inner passion for life and help light up the world one shining heart at a time! Happiness is contagious… pass it on!